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We collect knowledge-rich blogs from evaluators and persons both within and without our community. These blogs offer writers the opportunity to narrate in less formal writing styles their personal evaluation experiences, capture evaluation findings in easy-to-understand ways while engaging the community with other relevant knowledge.

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Mainstreaming the environment into evaluations - can we walk the talk?

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By: Johannes Dobinger, Chief, UNIDO Independent Evaluation Division
On: Monday, Jan 11, 2021

A lot has been said about the importance of the environmental dimension in evaluations. From the discussion of concepts like “triple bottom line” to the Agenda 2030 efforts have been made to strike a balance between the key goals of international development cooperation (social, environmental, economic) while evaluation should provide us with the evidence on the results of these efforts.

Integrating Environmental and Social Impact into Evaluations

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By: David Todd, Director, ideds
On: Monday, Jan 04, 2021

Blog co-author: Juha I. Uitto, Director, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)

 

Piloting Post-Completion: How do you measure real sustainability?

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By: Molly Sohn, Evaluation Analyst, GEF IEO
On: Monday, Dec 14, 2020

Project sustainability- the continuation of benefits after project support has ended- receives a lot of attention in the GEF partnership, and rightly so. Creating lasting benefits is the ultimate goal of development work, and a higher bar to reach than delivering on planned project outcomes. But evidence of the actual sustainability of project benefits is also hard to come by, because monitoring systems typically end with a project. For this reason, evaluations traditionally rely on predictions of likely sustainability of outcomes as when project support ends, based on the risks to...

Mitigating the risks of remote data collection for evaluations

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By: Hur Hassnain, Senior Evaluation Advisor, European Commission, DEVCO/ESS
On: Thursday, Nov 05, 2020

Within the research and evaluation world, the use of remote data collection, especially with the use of ICTs, has become increasingly prevalent. It provides us with the opportunity to gather primary data in contexts where it is not possible to have direct interaction with respondents, e.g., during the current COVID-19 pandemic and/or when the environment is not safe. However, remote data collection also poses several potential risks which need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Integrating Geospatial Methods into Evaluations Opportunities and Lessons

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By: Anupam Anand, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020

Blog co-author: Hur Hassnain, Senior Evaluation Advisor, European Commission DEVCO/EES

 

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