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Developmental Evaluation

Author / Copyright Holder: Ned Lazarus, Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Maya Kahanoff, and Fakhira Halloun
Since 2004, the United States Agency for International Development’’s (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) in Washington has held an annual Reconciliation Program Fund small-grants competition through an ““Annual Program Statement”” (APS). The Fund is a Congressional appropriation to support local-level ““people-to-people”” (P2P) conflict mitigation and reconciliation programs, and has grown from an initial award pool of $8 million to $26 million annually, with $10 million specifically allocated for programs in Israel/West Bank/Gaza (IWBG)....
Author / Copyright Holder: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)
The 2012 Belize engagement of the U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) was a small innovative program to reduce gang activity and violence in Southside Belize City by developing mediation and community dialogue capacity....
Author / Copyright Holder: The World Bank-Tim Kelly and David Souter
This report is concerned with the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs)and postconflict reconstruction. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Neha Karkara
The toolkit contains guidance and tools on how to plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate advocacy strategies for national evaluation policies and systems that are equity-focused and gender-responsive. While technical evaluation capacities (the so-called supply side) are paramount to produce high-quality evaluative evidence, an enabling environment for evaluation is necessary to ensure it is actually used for decision-making. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Journal of Peacebuilding and Development
JOURNAL OF PEACEBUILDING & DEVELOPMENT Volume 8, No. 2 (2013) EVALUATION IN VIOLENTLY DIVIDED SOCIETIES (VDS): POLITICS, ETHICS AND METHODS Those who work in support of peacebuilding and development initiatives are acutely aware that conflict-affected environments are volatile, unpredictable and fast-changing....
Author / Copyright Holder: Hallie Preskill and Tanya Beer / FSG and Center for Evaluation Innovation
The paper explores ways that common evaluation approaches and practices constrain innovation and offer lessons about an emerging evaluation approach - developmental evaluation - which supports the adaptation that is crucial to innovation.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: John Kania and Mark Kramer / Stanford Social Innovation Review
Organizations around the world have begun to see collective impact as a new and more effective process for social change.  However, many are frustrated in their efforts to move the needle on their issues. The article aims to address the main challenges practitioners face when they embark on the collective impact process.    ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Laura C. Leviton, Ph.D; Hallie Preskill, Ph.D.; Nathalie Jones. Hallie Preskill, Ph.D.; Nathalie Jones
This guide aims to assist evaluators and their clients in the process of engaging stakeholders—those with a stake or interest in the program, policy, or initiative being evaluated. The guide should assist philanthropy, but also the field of evaluation more generally, as it seeks to increase the value and usefulness of evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Adrien, Marie-Helene; Baer, Petteri; Bamberger, Michael; Feinstein, Osvaldo; Giovannini, Enrico; Jobin, Denis; Kennedy, Megan Grace; Khayri Ba Tall, Oumoul; Kusek, Jody Zall; Lundgren, Hans; Mackay, Keith; O'brien, Finbar; Oswalt, Kris; Picciotto, Robert;
This publication offers a number of strong contributions from senior officers in institutions dealing with national monitoring and evaluation systems, such as UNICEF, the World Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE)....
Author / Copyright Holder: Ricardo Wilson-Grau
This presentation outlines the key elements of Michael Quinn Patton's Developmental Evaluation methodology. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Cecile Kusters with Simone van Vugt, Seerp Wigboldus, Bob Williams and Jim Woodhill
Our evaluation experiences matter – to ourselves and to those we engage with during the evaluation. But to what extent do these evaluations contribute to changing the lives of the people we work with? To what extent are evaluations useful? Can the findings be used and can evaluations be influential in bringing about change? What are the consequences of the decisions we make around an evaluation? Making evaluations matter to the primary intended users of development programmes or initiatives and other key stakeholders is at the heart of this document. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Michael Quinn Patton
This series of webinars addresses the challenges and opportunities in evaluating the effects of policies, programmes and projects to enhance equitable development results, with a special focus on the effects to the most excluded, marginalized and deprived groups. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Elizabeth Dozois, Marc Langlois, Natasha Blanchet-Cohen
Developmental evaluation is a work-in-progress; an evolving methodology. This guide builds on the contribution of an earlier booklet by Jamie Gamble entitled A Developmental Evaluation Primer, published by the Foundation in 2008. It contains the lessons and insights of a group of practitioners who collaborated on a program called YouthScape, which aimed to support the engagement of young people in their communities—a program that by its nature was clearer on its goals than on the means to attain them, and which involved all the stakeholders in an intense learning process. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Jamie A.A. Gamble
The intent of this document is to introduce the concept of developmental evaluation to potential users and to provide some tools to support its use.While this primer includes examples of developmental evaluation being applied in innovative projects, it is an embryonic discipline and new ideas about it are still emerging. ...