Category Archives: Methods

Visual outcome mapping and harvesting

Today I would like to showcase some of the work I do with my partners of Evaluation & Co on Visual outcome mapping and harvesting. Please find below our UpdateOne:   Why using Outcome mapping? The organisations we work with on … Continue reading

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Maria Joao Pires & Evaluation Practice

What has Maria Joao Pires -the reknowed pianist- to with evaluation practice? Well, in first instance for most people likely nothing, but in my reality, or better,  in my brains Maria makes a great connection with evaluation. It is already … Continue reading

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Reading Michael Quinn Patton

Since I am writing an article on development cooperation and its M&E approaches, -and naturally to keep myself updated- I read Michael Quinn Patton’s latest book (2011) ‘Developmental Evaluation. Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use’, published by the … Continue reading

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Sector learning at IRC: Harvesting lessons and facilitating sector learning

From 5-7 April 2011 Barbara (Wageningen University/ Communication and Innovation Studies) and I conducted a workshop on sector learning for the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. During the workshop we tried -with the help of 5 coordinators of resource … Continue reading

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Systemic Approaches in Evaluation revisited

Somewhere I got lost in Germany, it seems. The GIZ Conference ‘Systemic Approaches in  Evaluation’ (25-26 January 2011) took me by surprise, and I still do not fully know what I should think about it. For instance, I did not … Continue reading

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On Complexity and System Thinking in Evaluation

Next week, on 25-26 January 2011 the GTZ Conference on Systemic Approaches in Evaluation will take place. Since we (Barbara/ WUR and I) will present our Reflexive Monitoring in Action approach there, Rosien, one of my Evaluation 5.0 colleagues asked : ‘Is … Continue reading

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Most significant events of the year

Every year between Christmas and New Year I reflect upon the past year and start planning for the new year to come; what went well, what needs to change and what new ideas need to be developed? Actually I do … Continue reading

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