Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Know What Works NOW (or quickly at least)

Session Number: 3246
Track: Design and Analysis of Experiments
Session Type: Skill-Building Workshop
Tags: adaptive evaluation, adaptive management, evaluation growth, Evaluation methods, experimental design, quasi-experimental design, rapid cycle evaluation, rapid feedback
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Melissa Marie Chiappetta [Director of the Center for International Evaluation - Abt Associates]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Tulika Narayan, Development Economist [Principal Associate]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Keith Mangam
Time: Nov 09, 2017 (03:15 PM - 04:15 PM)
Room: PARK TWR STE 8218

Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: Beginner

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Are you fed up of working tirelessly to produce high-quality evaluation evidence only to have your report sit on a shelf and gather dust? Rapid Cycle Evaluations (RCEs) move evaluation reports from dusty shelves into the hands of implementers. They turn learning and recommendations into action. RCEs use experimental and quasi-experimental designs to test discrete intervention activities early on in implementation so that results can be used to inform the scale-up of proven activities, to tweak activities that aren’t working quite right before iterating and retesting, or to end activities not working at all. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to identify when an RCE might be appropriate, the fundamentals of RCE design, and the typical challenges that come up during the process of implementing an RCE. Anyone working on monitoring, evaluation, and learning for adaptive management will walk away with hard skills they can use in the future.

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