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Eval11 Session 910: Stories and Statistics with SenseMaker®: New Kid on the Evaluation Block 

11-10-2011 16:22

What is SenseMaker®? How does it work? What can it add to evaluation practice that is unique? A powerpoint presentation from AEA 2011 by Irene Guijt and Dave Snowden. Presentation Abstract: SenseMaker®, developed by Dave Snowden, is an innovative newcomer to evaluative practice, with experiments in 2010 and 2011 pioneering its application in international development. This paper draws on examples in Kenya (community development) and Ghana/Uganda/global policy (water services) to illustrate how several persistent dilemmas in the evaluation profession can be overcome. SenseMaker® helps organizations: focus on shifting impact patterns as perceived by different perspectives generate databases, people's life libraries, that allow SenseMaker® if facilitated and linked to decision makers - creating evidence-based policy generate rolling baselines to continually update evidence base enable cross-silo thinking (including cross-organisational) and overcome narrow understanding of attribution of efforts seek surprise explicitly rather than viewing people's lives through our own concepts more grounded and diverse feedback to donors, thus more local autonomy generating actionable insights, based on very concrete needs, via peer to peer knowledge management.

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