Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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(59) Using Logic Models, Logframes, and Theories of Change as Evaluability Tools with Project Teams

Session Number: 59
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Denise Baer, 85409 [Senior Evaluation Officer - Center for International Private Enterprise]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
Room: Marriott Balcony A

Theme: Select one
Audience Level: Advanced
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): • To compare the pros and cons of logic models, logframes and theories of change
• Identify which tool works best for which evaluability problem;
• To distinguish between strategies, activities, tasks, outcomes, outputs and indicators;
• To utilize the “so what” and “if then” questions to surface and elucidate tool components; and
• To lead project teams in adapting project goals and activities to tool requirements

Session Abstract (150 words):  In this workshop, evaluators will gain facilitation skills in working with project teams to define the evaluable intervention in ways that promote higher project evaluability. The challenge with logframes, logic models, and theories of change is that these are often understood differently in the practice-based evaluation world and the research methods evaluation world, which makes it often difficult for evaluators to communicate across this divide. This is complicated by the recent trend among donors to blend the tools thus blurring their distinctive properties, each of which addresses different evaluability problems. Facilitation tools and the “Matrix Logic Model” will be introduced for participants to utilize with project teams for each of these tools on how to formulate objectives, identify appropriate indicators, and define causal drivers. This workshop will benefit evaluators and practitioners as well as those who work with social value indicators.  Participants will receive handouts and tips for working with the tools.

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