Evaluation 2016: Evaluation + Design

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Results Visualization and Data Sharing Strategies for Complex Global Programs

Session Number: 1545
Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
Session Type: Demonstration
Tags: Adaptive, collaboration, dashboard, Data Collection, Data Management, Data Visualization, evaluation tools, evaluation use, Evaluative Thinking, International and Cross Cultural Evaluat, International Health Evaluation, organizational capacity building, visual reporting
Session Facilitator: Michael Cohen [M&E Director - Management Sciences for Health]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Arthur Ostrega [Sr. Monitoring and Evaluation Associate - Management Sciences for Health]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Vidya Mahadevan [Senior M&E Advisor - Management Sciences for Health]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Michael Cohen [M&E Director - Management Sciences for Health]
Time: Oct 27, 2016 (08:00 AM - 09:30 AM)
Room: M101

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract: 

Successfully communicating program results and insights can be daunting for any program, and particularly for one with a complex structure and broad scope. This is further exacerbated by vast and varied information sources that do not translate well to traditional formats intended for discrete audiences. With your organization’s perceived ideology and competence at stake, comprehensive data analysis and a carefully honed dissemination strategy is crucial - particularly when results are nuanced by distal elements.  We present a series of tools that contribute to an effective strategy for highlighting results and themes for multiple stakeholders: staff, management, beneficiaries & evaluators. These tools drive program design as an iterative, developmental process. We’ll demonstrate a web-based results portal, quarterly evidence reports, and infographics – and incorporate skills-building exercises and references to ensure learning and follow-up. These tools are part of a healthy dissemination strategy to keep evaluative thinking at the core of program implementation.


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