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Eval11 Session 974: Research On Evaluation - Anytime, Anywhere, Evaluation Ethics DO Matter

This presentations provides an international comparison of evaluation ethical challenges identified by evaluation communities in Canada, United States and Australia. While the dialogue around evaluation ethical challenges has been quieter in Canada, the presentation will highlight results from a 2010 national survey of Canadian evaluators. These will be analyzed against a backdrop of findings from other national surveys – members of the American Evaluation Association (1993; 2009) and the Australasian Evaluation Society (2003). Based on these findings, the authors (Heather Buchanan and Wayne MacDonald) argue for a more proactive agenda for the Canadian Evaluation Society to support the needs and challenges of its members in dealing with ethical challenges

AEA conference Evaluation Ethics Nov 5 2011 v62.pdf


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Eval11 Session 776: Evaluation Follow-Up: Challenges and Lessons

PowerPoint slides for AEA 2011 Think Tank session on evaluation follow-up from presenters Osvaldo Feinstein, Bidjan Nashat, Mike Hendricks. Session abstract: "This Think Tank will examine key challenges and lessons for international, humanitarian and development, organizations in evaluation follow-up. The utility of evaluations is widely recognized as a fundamental standard of quality evaluations, and evaluations are premised on their potential contribution to organizational effectiveness and learning

AEA Evaluation Follow-up Think Tank - 2011.ppt



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What is AEA Doing to Support the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020?

This session, presented by AEA's representative to IOCE and EvalPartners (Mike Hendricks), AEA's president for 2017 (Kathryn Newcomer), and AEA's Executive Director (Denise Roosendaal), describes the 13 actions AEA is taking to support the brand-new Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020

AEA-Support-for-Global-Evaluation-Agenda-2016-2020.pptx


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Eval11 Poster 103: Evaluating health communication materials with on-the-move audiences

The effectiveness of such communication is difficult to evaluate. Efforts to assess the effectiveness of T-HANs have ranged from formative evaluation through focus groups with international travelers and physicians who might see patients with recent international travel history to outcome research through a cross-sectional survey of travelers arriving from Haiti during the cholera outbreak. A review of T-HAN evaluation methods, challenges and successes, and lessons learned will be presented, and ideas for methods and collaboration will be sought

227860_McWhorter_AEA poster_Final.pdf


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Eval11 Session 861: Presentation Strategies for Improving International Development Evaluation TORs and RFPs

A 2010 study on TORs and RFPs issued by international development organizations found that rigid evaluation terms of reference (TORs) or requests for proposals (RFP) limit evaluators’ ability to determine (i) the best approach and methodology for given evaluation problem and (ii) the most feasible procedures for implementing the evaluation under given (and often unknown) timelines and budgets. On the other extreme, TORs are often vague and provide no budgetary guidelines leaving evaluators guessing as to what evaluation commissioners require. This paper presents real world strategies for international development commissioners to improve the quality of their TORs and RFPs by overcoming common mistakes such as short turnaround time for proposals, rushed start dates, short evaluation timeline, strict familiarity/experience requirements, and rigid guidelines for evaluation conduct. Session participants will be encouraged to share their suggestions for successful evaluation TORs and RFPs

TORRFPPres.pdf




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A Qualitative and Quantitative Approach to Impact Evaluations of International Development Interventions: The Case of Heifer International in 20 Countries, 2005-2009

A slide show to present the Heifer Impact Evaluation Model, lessons learned from its application in the past five years, and a reflection about its relevance to the field of international development as an alternative to experimental designs.Heifer International has reached millions of families in 125 countries providing training and livestock to help people improve their livelihood

Chianca - Heifer Impact Eval.pdf