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Evaluation Capacity Development

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Monitoring and Evaluation: A Closer Look Monitoring -Involves continuous or ongoing collection and analysis of information about implementation to review progress; -Compares actual progress with what was planned so that adjustments can be made in implementation; and -Is an internal activity that is the responsibility of those who manage implementation procedures, thus representing  a Show More Monitoring and Evaluation: A Closer Look Monitoring -Involves continuous or ongoing collection and analysis of information about implementation to review progress; -Compares actual progress with what was planned so that adjustments can be made in implementation; and -Is an internal activity that is the responsibility of those who manage implementation procedures, thus representing  a good management practice. Evaluation -Is a periodic assessment of the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and/or sustainability of an activity or intervention; -Is a systematic search for answers about an intervention (project, program, or policy); and -Measures the effects of an intervention and compares them with the goals and objectives of the intervention. Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) efforts strengthen and sustain both individuals and organizations to: Access, build, and implement evaluative knowledge and skills; Design, implement, and manage effective evaluation processes and findings; and Use evaluations as a performance improvement tool. By cultivating a spirit of continual learning and capacity development, organizations are able to guide their own team members, stakeholders, and others along a more direct path to program effectiveness and accountability.  ECD also fosters the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) knowledge and practices. M&E, an essential component of results-based management, provides information for designing, implementing, and assessing the results of government, civil society, and private sector policies, programs, and projects.  Used well, M&E can help policymakers and program managers determine what works, what is not working, and why.  M&E in the public sector can also: Support evidence-based policymaking, particularly in the context of national budget cycle and national planning;   Guide ministries and agencies in managing activities at the sector, program, and project levels, including service delivery to beneficiaries; and Enhance accountability and transparency.   UPDATE: International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET): Note: Announcement Regarding important developments related to the International Program for Development Evaluation Training from IEG Director General Caroline Heider

What to Evaluate When - Consider These Choices Early in the Evaluation Cycle

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What to Evaluate When - Consider These Choices Early in the Evaluation Cycle
Consider these choices early in the evaluation cycle.Consider these choices early in the evaluation cycle.

IEG LIVE: Why Focus on Results When No One Uses Them? Towards Useful Evaluations

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A lively conversation among leaders in development about producing and using evaluations and putting countries on pathways to evidence-based decision-making. The session was hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group in partnership with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice.A lively conversation among leaders in development about producing and using evaluations and putting countries on pathways to evidence-based decision-making. The session was hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group in partnership with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice.

Conversations: Making Evaluation Work for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and Beyond

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Conversations: Making Evaluation Work for the World Bank
Caroline Heider, Director General, Evaluation of the World Bank Group and Rakesh Nangia, Evaluator General of the African Development Bank, explore the role of independent evaluation in their respective institutions, and some of the key issues they have encountered. Caroline Heider, Director General, Evaluation of the World Bank Group and Rakesh Nangia, Evaluator General of the African Development Bank, explore the role of independent evaluation in their respective institutions, and some of the key issues they have encountered.

The Mystery of Mixing Methods

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The Mystery of Mixing Evaluation Methods
Despite significant progress on mixed methods approaches, their application continues to be (partly) shrouded in mystery, and the concept itself can be subject to misuse.Despite significant progress on mixed methods approaches, their application continues to be (partly) shrouded in mystery, and the concept itself can be subject to misuse.

How can development partners meet the huge demand for evaluation capacity?

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How can development partners meet the huge demand for evaluation capacity?
The CLEAR Initiative is a multi-donor program that takes a unique, and scalable, approach to meeting the growing demand for evaluation capacity development in developing countries.The CLEAR Initiative is a multi-donor program that takes a unique, and scalable, approach to meeting the growing demand for evaluation capacity development in developing countries.

Using Evaluation to Enhance the Performance of Development Partnerships

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Using Evaluation to Enhance the Performance of Development Partnerships
What do we know about the performance of partnership programs, and how can evaluation enhance their effectiveness? What do we know about the performance of partnership programs, and how can evaluation enhance their effectiveness?

Four Ways to Get it Right During the Evaluation Process

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Four Ways to Get it Right During the Evaluation Process
Ultimately, the value of an evaluation lies in it being used. For that to happen evaluation and its underlying design and process have to be credible, timely, and useful. Ultimately, the value of an evaluation lies in it being used. For that to happen evaluation and its underlying design and process have to be credible, timely, and useful.

How complicated does the (Intervention) Model have to be?

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How complicated does the (Intervention) Model have to be?
Even though simple models are incomplete and inadequate for some questions, more elaborate models are not necessarily generating more accurate predictions or explanations of reality.Even though simple models are incomplete and inadequate for some questions, more elaborate models are not necessarily generating more accurate predictions or explanations of reality.

Boldly Going Where No Evaluator has Gone Before - A Framework for the Evaluation of Service Delivery

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Framework for the Evaluation of Service Delivery
We adopted a definition of service delivery that places fundamental emphasis on meeting the expectations of citizen beneficiaries.We adopted a definition of service delivery that places fundamental emphasis on meeting the expectations of citizen beneficiaries.