Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

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(53) Implementing a Developmental Evaluation

Session Number: 53
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Rebecca Herrington [Developmental Evaluator - Social Impact]
Other Workshop Presenter 2: Danielle C. de Garcia, MPA, CPT [Program Director, Performance Evaluation, Innovation, and Learning - Social Impact, Inc.]
Other Workshop Presenter 3: Gabrielle Plotkin [Program Manager - Social Impact]
Time: Oct 31, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
Room: Hilton - Hope Ballroom B

Audience Level: Intermediate
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): -Strategies and tools for establishing a strong foundation for implementing a Developmental Evaluation,
-Facilitation techniques and types of deliverables to get DE stakeholder teams to move from recommendations to action on adaptations, and
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Prerequisites (PD Workshops): Participants should be at least intermediate-level evaluators with practical experience using a variety of qualitative methods, conducting qualitative data analysis, with preference for students who have had exposure to utilization-focused evaluation. Thi

Session Abstract (150 words):  While Developmental Evaluation (DE) has gained traction over the past few years in the evaluation community, there are still comparatively few cases of use and few practitioners able to speak to operationalizing this type of evaluation in international development settings. In order to realize the full potential of DE, a stronger cohort of evaluators is needed to implement them - and convince donors of their merit for complex programming. This course focuses on core skills development and sharing practical lessons learned from real, embedded developmental evaluators and those who have managed DEs in the USAID context. Participants will learn strategies, tools, and approaches to implementing a DE and establishing a system. They will learn DE appropriate facilitation techniques, how to choose the best approach for different scenarios, and how to move DE stakeholders to  action on adaptations. Further, the training will include techniques, tools, and tips on managing and marketing DEs.


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