UNDP Evaluation Office and the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Africa are co-hosting the second International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities.
This is a follow up conference to the 2009 International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities held in Casablanca, Morocco, which was organized by the UNDP Evaluation Office in partnership with the Moroccan National Observatory for Human Development.
Agenda and Documents
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A Cultural Reading of The Program Evaluation Standards (2nd edition)
"The Cultural Reading began as text conversations among a group of professional evaluators who share expertise in and concern for issues of cultural diversity and cultural context in evaluation. The purpose of the cultural reading was to review The Program Evaluation Standards (2nd edition) with respect to coverage of cultural diversity, treatment of cultural concerns, and attention to cultural competence. This conversation was intended to build knowledge among Diversity Committee members and other relevant stakeholders within the AEA; to identify specific passages that are in need of revision; and to gather ideas on relevant resources and suggested changes for input to The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. Throughout this reflection, culture is broadly defined, inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, social class, disability, language, and educational level or disciplinary background. It includes both individual characteristics and those of a group or collective (e.g., community or organizational culture)."
African Evaluation Guidelines
"The 'African Evaluation Guidelines' is a working document being jointly prepared by national evaluation associations and networks in Africa. It is a very useful checklist for anyone preparing to undertake an evaluation or wishing to assess the completeness of an evaluation study. It is also useful to people negotiating contracts to do an evaluation. African evaluators are kindly requested to read the guidelines and send in comments either directly to me or through your national associations or networks."
American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles for Evaluators
"These principles have been approved by the AEA membership. They were developed to guide the professional practice of evaluators, and inform evaluation clients and the general public about the principles they can expect to be upheld by professional evaluators."
Evaluation Checklists Website
"This site provides evaluation specialists and users with refereed checklists for designing, budgeting, contracting, staffing, managing, and assessing evaluations of programs, personnel, students, and other evaluands; collecting, analyzing, and reporting evaluation information; and determining merit, worth, and significance. Each checklist is a distillation of valuable lessons learned from practice. The site's purpose is to improve the quality and consistency of evaluations and enhance evaluation capacity through the promotion and use of high-quality checklists targeted to specific evaluation tasks and approaches."
Evaluation Standards of the Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL Standards) "The SEVAL Standards are valid for evaluations in general (excepting personnel evaluations), independent of the institutional context, the procedure chosen (e.g., internal or external evaluations) and the specific thematic area. The "object of the evaluation", as understood in the SEVAL Standards, can apply to programs, measures, projects, organizations, institutions, policies, products, materials, or other objects of evaluation, but not to persons. The SEVAL Standards are addressed to all those who participate in or influence an evaluation. Thus, the SEVAL Standards are directed to evaluators as well as to those who let evaluation contracts, but also to other persons who can support these Standards (as in those who address evaluation in their teaching or continuing education programs)."
How to Plan a Baseline Study
This module is important because it explains what a baseline study is and how it is related to the mid-term and terminal evaluations. It describes when to conduct a baseline study and how to ensure that the outcome and impact indicators on which the study will collect data are clearly stated and, not least, in line with the operation design as outlined in the logical framework.
HSRC Policy Site
The Policy Analysis Unit works actively in the area of GRIPP through facilitating the generation of policy recommendations based on research evidence and policy dialogues. It focuses on three priority areas, namely social policy and poverty, social protection and health, and education and social innovation; and it works with a range of partners to enhance the implementation and evaluation of social policy.
IUCN Evaluation Policy
"The IUCN Evaluation Policy (French/Spanish) was developed during 1999-2000 and approved by the IUCN Council in October 2001. It is based on a survey of the policies of bilateral and multilateral agencies and large NGOs, and on a consensus among IUCN programme managers on the key elements of evaluation that are important for IUCN. The Policy is consistent with the OECD DAC Evaluation Working Group principles and guidelines, and thus consistent with the evaluation policies and standards of the major core donors of IUCN. The Policy sets out the aim and purpose of evaluation in IUCN, the criteria, guiding principles and standards, and types of evaluations to be undertaken in IUCN. Given that the evaluation function is new in IUCN, the Policy also elaborates on the management of and the roles and responsibilities in the evaluation process in IUCN. It is expected that as the evaluation function matures and develops in IUCN, the Policy will be updated as required."
Policy Document on Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
Policy document on performance monitoring and evaluation The policy document on performance monitoring and evaluation, "Improving Performance in Government: Our approach" outlines government's approach to improving its performance. Government has improved access to services for people who were previously denied. This document forms the basis of plans to improve the quality of service delivery. Read more about the policy document in the statement by the Minister in The Presidency Performance Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Administration in the Presidency, Collins Chabane, and questions and answers on the document. Minister Chabane tabled the document in Parliament on 7 September 2009 For comments and enquiries on the policy document, please contact: Ronette Engela E-mail: Ronette.Engela@po.gov.za Fax: 086 683 5601
Programme Evaluation - A Beginner's Guide
Programme Evaluation - A beginner's guide
World Bank: Monitoring and Evaluation Conference
Lima, Peru 23-24 July 2007
International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities
Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco 15-17 December 2009
European Academy: Monitoring and Evaluation Methods for EU Funds – How to Measure the Success of Projects and Programmes
Berlin, Germany 16-17 September 2010
International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET): Building Skills to Evaluate Development Interventions Ottawa, Canada June 13 - July 8 2011
Mind the Gap Conference: From Evidence to Policy Impact
co-hosted by International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (NSP), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), WB, CEDLAS-IEN, AusAiD, IDRC. Cuernavaca, Mexico 15-17 June 2011
3rd Biennial Conference South African Monitoring and Evaluation (SAMEA) Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa 5-9 September 2011
2011 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference
Anaheim, California, USA 2-5 November 2011
Webinar series through My M&E
A series of live webinars on developing capacities for country Monitoring & Evaluation systems
International Iniative for Impact Evaluation
Ideas for Africa
Ideas for Africa
Aid on the Edge of Chaos
Exploring complexity sciences in international development and humanitarian aid
M&E In South Africa
"This blog is intended as a home to some musings about M&E, the challenges that I face as an evaluator and the work that I do in the field of M&E.Often times what I post here is in response to a particularly thought-provoking conversation or piece of reading."
Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management and Internal Auditing (Quality Improvement)
If you have been reading my blogs and articles, you know I am an advocate of continuous monitoring (CM) and auditing (CA) – in particular when it is designed to provide assurance that business risks are managed and the related controls are operating effectively. While there is value in the detective, after-the-fact identification of defects in transactions, that is looking at the past. Providing assurance on the management of risks through effective controls has a forward-looking perspective. Controls provide comfort that today’s and tomorrow’s risks are managed and activities are and will be performed as intended.
Patricia J Rogers and E Jane Davidson blog about real, genuine, authentic, practical evaluation
J. Rogers and E. Jane Davidson have launched a blog called *Genuine Evaluation*, where they will share their ideas about real, genuine, authentic, practical evaluation – what it looks like, good examples, bad examples, lessons learned, tips, useful practices and methodologies.
Rick on the Road
Reflections on the monitoring and evaluation of development aid projects, programmes and policies, and development of organisation's capacity to do the same. This blog also functions as the Editorial section of the MandE NEWS website
The Usable Blog
Thoughts, ideas and resources for non-profit organizations and funders about the independent sector in general and program evaluation in particular.
Indran Naidoo (PSC) M&E in South Africa
The video by Indran Naidoo (Deputy-Director General,Office of the Public Service Commission, Republic of South Africa) talking on Monitoring and evaluation in South Africa is now available. This video is part of a series of monthly videos on Country-led M&E systems.
What are the Obstacles Slowing the Adoption Rate of Performance Management Methodologies in Governme
Presented By: Gary Cokins, CPIM, SAS; Douglas W. Webster, CFO, Department of Labor; and Danny Werfel, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Steve Isakowitz, CFO, Department of Energy; and Michael Tinkler, VP, Synerma