Learning in the Long Term: What happens when a donor asks for less frequent evaluation and reporting?
Session Number: 2386
Track: Democracy and Governance
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: evaluation use, reporting
Session Facilitator: Rebekah Usatin [Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation - National Endowment for Democracy]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Rebekah Usatin [Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation - National Endowment for Democracy]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Natalie Trisilla [Senior Evaluation Specialist - International Republican Institute]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Linda Stern [Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning - National Democratic Institute]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Denise Baer, 85409 [Senior Evaluation Officer - Center for International Private Enterprise]
Time: Nov 10, 2017 (03:30 PM - 04:15 PM)
Room: PARK TWR STE 8218
Other Authors: Mary Markowicz, Solidarity Center
Theme: Learning About Evaluation Use and Users
Audience Level: All Audiences
Session Abstract (150 words):
In late 2014 the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) transitioned its four core institutes, the Center for International Enterprise (CIPE), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the Solidarity Center (SC) from reporting on projects annually to a system of cumulative assessments (CAs) that cover a period of at least three years of a project. This roundtable brings together the heads of evaluation units at the NED and the core institutes to share their experiences with CAs and how this change has affected their monitoring, evaluation and learning practices. This will be a unique opportunity to hear from both donor and grantee on the challenges and opportunities for learning brought by this transition. Roundtable participants will be invited ask questions and explore structures for donor-grantee collaborations that promote learning from evaluation.
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