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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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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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On Complexity and other issues

Before reading this blog, please go to “Anecdote. Putting stories to work” for a simple and charming video animation on the Cynefin Framework on complexity. Unfortunately I could not embed the video here! These days ‘Complexity’ is a real buzz … Continue reading

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