Evaluation Blockbusters: What we learned about evaluation from watching movies

Session Number: 1929
Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
Session Type: Ignite
Tags: capacity building, design, Evaluation Design, Evaluation methods, Evaluation practice, Evaluative Thinking, Qualitative methods
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Sarya Sok [M&E Specialist - Solidarity Center]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Erin David Blake [Montorong and Evaluation Specialist - Caribbean Public Health Agency]
Time: Oct 28, 2016 (01:45 PM - 03:15 PM)
Room: International South 6 - Ignite 40

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract: 

Key concepts in evaluation design surface from difference places in the world around us, including the movies. Two adventurous evaluators (who first met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) will star in an ignite presentation that features the top ten exciting evaluation blockbusters that taught various evaluation methods which formed their evaluation experience. Through a fun and lighthearted presentation, the starring evaluators celebrate creative interpretations in applying evaluative thinking and design. Hear them out and be their evaluation movie critics: given them rotten tomatoes, thumbs up or down, or even an academy award.