Dear AfCoP Colleagues,
I have been enjoying my e-mail exchanges with many members of this community this past year. My research on Evaluation Capacity Development (presented at the AfrEA Conference as well as at AEA and EES) as well as my recent study on Unintended Outcomes with Michael Bamberger and my even more…Continue
Added by Michele Tarsilla on December 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
I am not a fan of ‘EVALUATION’, reason being I am human. Evaluation means transparency, it means accountability. It means that my mistakes and also the good things that I have done will be brought to light. And when that happens I may not be able to defend either of them, because then…Continue
March 8 is celebrated as international women's day every year, while the entire month of March is dedicated as women's history month in the United States.
It should therefore come as no great surprise that the Operations Evaluation Department of the African Development Bank focuses on gender and evaluation in its…Continue
Added by Jemila Abdulai on March 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
From Zachary Grays' monthly diversity feature in the American Evaluation Association's February Newsletter-
It is no secret the many exciting things in store for 2014 here at AEA. Summer Institute is a few short months away, and, before we know it, we will be convening in the Mile High City for …Continue
Added by Zachary Grays-AEA on March 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
From CIPE, A Valuable KM Resource: 25 years of Impact Evaluation
Tamirat Y. Chulta
Knowledge Sharing (KS) and Knowledge Management (KM) practices highly hinge on, among other things, the sharing of emerging best practices, lessons learned…Continue
Added by Tamirat Yacob on January 13, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments
Development practitioners and donors are gearing up for the Busan meeting on Aid Effectiveness later this month, which will focus on results. But will this renewed commitment translate into a more systematic use of evidence in policymaking?
To promote better use of evidence, 3ie is launching a Commitment to Evaluation index. The index will score donor agency and government use of evidence, identifying and rewarding…Continue
Added by Radhika Menon on November 22, 2011 at 2:22am — No Comments
Did you ever wonder what impact AfCoP has had on all of its members since it started in 2007? If yes, I will be glad to tell you more about it in the coming months. My name is Michele Tarsilla and I am an evaluation and strategic planning specialist currently based in Africa who has been recruited to conduct a retrospective evaluation of AfCoP – its findings will be presented at the next AfCoP Annual Meeting on May 23-25, 2011. As my evaluation approach is truly participatory and I…Continue
Added by Michele Tarsilla on March 17, 2011 at 3:52am — No Comments
The number of ongoing or completed impact evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa now amounts to 258 (Database of impact evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa, DIAL-IRD 2010). Recent trends have observed a thrust on impact evaluation with a surge in the number of studies conducted in the recent past : 77% of the evaluations have been undertaken starting from 2004; 58% are still ongoing.
A geographical analysis reveals a striking contrast. While there are as many English-speaking…
Added by Jocelyne Delarue on February 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments