Evaluation 2016: Evaluation + Design

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Supporting managers to use evaluators more effectively: A Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation

Session Number: 1679
Track: Organizational Learning & Evaluation Capacity Building
Session Type: Demonstration
Tags: Evaluation capacity building, evaluation capacity development, evaluation capacity improvement, Evaluator - Client Relationships
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Greet Peersman [Deputy Director, BetterEvaluation Project / Associate Professor - Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Patricia Rogers [Professor - ANZSOG Aust & NZ Schl of Govt]
Time: Oct 27, 2016 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
Room: M103

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract: 

Recent discussions about evaluation capacity development have emphasized the importance of both supply and demand.  This session will demonstrate, share and discuss a new resource aimed at improving demand for evaluation - a free online guide developed for the International Development Research Centre by BetterEvaluation to support project/program managers to more effectively plan and manage evaluations. It covers developing a Terms of Reference (including interactive software, the GeneraTOR, to develop a ToR which can be customized to specific organizational requirements), recruiting evaluators, and overseeing the evaluation design and conduct. The guide includes ways of identifying and addressing complicated and complex aspects of the project, program or policy and their implications for the evaluation. The session will provide an opportunity to discuss ways of supporting a partnership between evaluators and evaluation managers and will be particularly useful for those working either internally or externally to develop organizational evaluation capacity.

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