What’s at Stake? Evaluation Ethics, Participation and Power
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What’s at Stake? Evaluation Ethics, Participation and Power

Dr. Eric Abitbol, Senior Consultant and Practice Leader for Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation at the Universalia Management Group, recently returned from the 2016 Conference of the American Evaluation Association, on the theme of “Evaluation + Design”. Below, he shares his reflections on his time at the conference, and on “what’s at stake” in contemporary … Continue reading

Leçons du Colloque de la SQEP 2016
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Leçons du Colloque de la SQEP 2016

Le 13 et 14 Octobre dernier, l’Université du Québec à Montréal accueillait les membres de la Société Québecoise d’Évaluation de Programme (SQEP) pour son 25e colloque annuel, axé autour du thème des “Révolutions de l’Évaluation – Regards vers le Futur de la Discipline”. Le colloque, qui s’organisa autour de formations, présentations, et tables rondes, attira … Continue reading

What Works Best in Youth Employment Interventions: The Potential of Intervention Design
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What Works Best in Youth Employment Interventions: The Potential of Intervention Design

After rising drastically in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis, the global youth unemployment rate stabilized at 13 per cent by 2012 and is expected to rise only slightly in 2016.[i] Still, the adding of nearly 5 million young people to the already 70 million youth unemployed globally presents a growing policy imperative. In … Continue reading

What’s in a name?  Defining your organization’s ‘Value for Money’
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What’s in a name? Defining your organization’s ‘Value for Money’

By: Elisabetta Micaro Value for Money (VfM) is becoming the new credo of aid development and the new rule of the game. Yet the international development community is still struggling with proposed definitions of VfM. Donors are putting more and more pressure on organizations to show how and to what extent they deliver VfM. However, … Continue reading

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Towards a Gender-Responsive Institutional and Organizational Assessment Model

By Emmanuel Trépanier  Understanding how organizations function and operate is fundamental because organizations link with every aspects of our world. Development agencies, in particular, ought to be able to understand and improve their performance (and that of the in-country partner organizations they support) if they are to deliver development assistance in an efficient way. The … Continue reading

What difference does Norwegian aid make?
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What difference does Norwegian aid make?

A new report from ITAD, in association with the Chr. Michelsen Institute, commissioned by the Evaluation Department at Norad, has generated a lot of discussion. The report asks “Can we demonstrate the difference that Norwegian aid makes to the lives of poor people in developing countries?” and concludes that no, it’s not possible to effectively measure this change.  Read … Continue reading