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Benita Williams
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Can you tell me "What works in..."
Although we reportedly now live in a post-evidence era, I still choose to cling to the minority view that programmes should be informed by research about what works. But where do you find the evidence? About two years ago I attended a training course presen...

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Evaluative Rubrics - Helping you to make sense of your evaluation data
Three times in one week I've now found myself explaining the use of evaluation rubrics to potential evaluation users. I usually start with an example like this, that people can relate to: When your high school creative writing paper was graded, your teacher...

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Writing Summaries for Evaluation Reports
Last year I attended a course on "Using Evidence for Policy and Practice" presented by Philip Davies from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation [ 3ie ]. I found his guidelines for what should go into the 1:3:25 summaries most helpful. Here they...

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What I'm up to at the 2015 SAMEA Conference
The SAMEA conference  is happening from 12 to 16 October and I'm looking forward to it.  Since January, I've had to temporarily downscale my professional involvement in the M&E and Educational networks and I had to neglect this little blog a bit because of ...

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My consultancy is one year old so I celebrated by making my first Infographic!


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True Confessions of an Economic Evaluation Phobic
You know how the forces at work in the universe sometimes conspire and confronts you with a persistent nudge... over an over again? Well this week's nudge was "You know nothing about economic evaluation... do something about it - Other than ignoring it". Wo...

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What if, mid career as a researcher, you become interested in Evaluation?
An old classmate, that took the market research route after completing her Research Psych Master's Degree, asked me for a couple of references to check out if she wanted to develop her evaluation knowledge and skills. What came to mind is the following prof...

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Further Resources and Links for those who attended the Bridge M&E Colloquium on 12 August 2014
Today, I got the opportunity to present to the Bridge M&E Colloquium on the work I'm doing with the CSIR Meraka Institute on the ICT4RED project. My first presentation gave some background about the ICT4RED project.  I referred to the availability of the Te...

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Exciting Learning from people invovled in South African ICT in Education
I've been fortunate to be invited to a small gathering of people working with Coza Cares in the ICT space in South Africa. The luxury of sitting down for two days and listening to people talk about what they are passionate about, is something to truly savou...

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Resources on Impact Evaluation
This post consolidates a list of impact evaluation resources that I usually refer to when I am asked about impact evaluations.  This cute video explains the factors that distinguishes impact evaluation from other kinds of evaluation, in two minutes. Of cour...
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