Building Evaluation Capacity

Building Evaluation Capacity

The Second Edition of Building Evaluation Capacity provides 89 highly structured activities which require minimal instructor preparation and encourage application-based learning of how to design and conduct evaluation studies.

Author: Hallie Preskill

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483370620

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 846

The Second Edition of Building Evaluation Capacity provides 89 highly structured activities which require minimal instructor preparation and encourage application-based learning of how to design and conduct evaluation studies. Ideal for use in program evaluation courses, professional development workshops, and organization stakeholder trainings, authors Hallie Preskill and Darlene Russ-Eft cover the entire process of evaluation, including: understanding what evaluation is; the politics and ethics; the influence of culture; various models, approaches and designs; data collection and analysis methods; communicating and reporting progress and findings; and building and sustaining support. Each activity includes an overview, instructional objectives, minimum and maximum number of participants, range of time required, materials needed, primary instructional method, and procedures for facilitators to help learners in the most common evaluation practices.
Categories: Social Science

Building Effective Evaluation Capacity

Building Effective Evaluation Capacity

Building Effective Evaluation Capacity draws upon three decades of experience and observation to derive prescriptive lessons. A wealth of illustrative case studies of good practice highlight the book.

Author: Richard Boyle

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412818974

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 364

In the 1960s, policy and program evaluation was used to improve government programs and enhance monitoring. In the 1970s and 1980s, evaluation was redefined as a tool of accountability, via the budgetary process, to assess government performance against standards and objectives. Building Effective Evaluation Capacity draws upon three decades of experience and observation to derive prescriptive lessons. A wealth of illustrative case studies of good practice highlight the book. Rather than proposing a single model for evaluation capacity development, this comparative approach allows readers to apply the findings to their own circumstances. Building Effective Evaluation Capacity will be of interest to public policy specialists, economists, and students of government and comparative politics.
Categories: Political Science

Building Evaluation Capacity

Building Evaluation Capacity

Author: Banque mondiale. Département de l'évaluation des opérations

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:300265485

Category:

Page: 12

View: 253

Categories:

Building Evaluation Capacity

Building Evaluation Capacity

Praise for Building Evaluation Capacity, Second Edition “The revised text provides an informative discussion about a range of evaluation topics and ...

Author: Hallie Preskill

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483355009

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 588

The Second Edition of Building Evaluation Capacity provides 89 highly structured activities which require minimal instructor preparation and encourage application-based learning of how to design and conduct evaluation studies. Ideal for use in program evaluation courses, professional development workshops, and organization stakeholder trainings, authors Hallie Preskill and Darlene Russ-Eft cover the entire process of evaluation, including: understanding what evaluation is; the politics and ethics; the influence of culture; various models, approaches and designs; data collection and analysis methods; communicating and reporting progress and findings; and building and sustaining support. Each activity includes an overview, instructional objectives, minimum and maximum number of participants, range of time required, materials needed, primary instructional method, and procedures for facilitators to help learners in the most common evaluation practices.
Categories: Social Science

Building Evaluation Capacity in Personnel Management Agencies

Building Evaluation Capacity in Personnel Management Agencies

[ PM 1.2 : Eva GPD Stacks ( SuDocs ) United States Office of Personnel Management Office of Intergovernmental Personnel Programs Building Evaluation ...

Author: Jeff Forte

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000082158613

Category: Civil service

Page: 139

View: 273

Categories: Civil service

Building Evaluation Capacity

Building Evaluation Capacity

The book also includes several strategies for forming groups and a glossary of instructional strategies.

Author: Hallie Preskill

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0761928103

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 896

Building Evaluation Capacity provides 72 activities for learning how to design and conduct evaluation studies. These activities address the entire evaluation process. Each activity includes an overview, instructional objectives, time estimates, materials needed, handouts, and procedures for effectively using the activity, whether there are a few participants or an unlimited number in small groups. To help the reader locate specific kinds of activities, the book includes a chart that names the activity, the time needed to implement the activity, and whether background information or knowledge is required prior to implementing the activity. The book also includes several strategies for forming groups and a glossary of instructional strategies.
Categories: Social Science

Influencing Change

Influencing Change

This book: (i) reviews how evaluation can lead the change process in policy and institutional development; (ii) presents a variety of good practices and lessons learned in building up evaluation capacities; and (iii) introduces new ...

Author:

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821384039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 124

This book: (i) reviews how evaluation can lead the change process in policy and institutional development; (ii) presents a variety of good practices and lessons learned in building up evaluation capacities; and (iii) introduces new perspectives on evaluation capacity building.
Categories: Business & Economics

Building Capacities to Evaluate Health Inequities Some Lessons Learned from Evaluation Experiments in China India and Chile

Building Capacities to Evaluate Health Inequities  Some Lessons Learned from Evaluation Experiments in China  India and Chile

This volume: Focuses on inequities in evaluation capacity building initiatives. Argues evaluations can be interventions themselves. Explores how evaluations can have influence in addressing inequities.

Author: Sanjeev Sridharan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119420002

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 601

The World Health Organization defines health inequities as differences in health outcomes that are systematic, avoidable, and unjust; and the result of poor social policies, unfair economic arrangements, and bad politics. This volume describes the role that evaluations can play in addressing health inequities. A key focus is on the types of capacities that need to be built to evaluate inequities. Bringing alive these questions around evaluation capacities are theory and practice studies from China, Chile, and India. This volume: Focuses on inequities in evaluation capacity building initiatives. Argues evaluations can be interventions themselves. Explores how evaluations can have influence in addressing inequities. Recognizes that innovations in evaluation capacity experiments are occurring in diverse countries and we have the opportunity to learn from such initiatives. This is the 154th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Categories: Political Science

An Empirical Study of the Process of Evaluation Capacity Building in Higher Education

An Empirical Study of the Process of Evaluation Capacity Building in Higher Education

Most evaluation activities are initiated during times of crises when resource constraints compel attention towards using evaluation as a strategy to do more with less.

Author: Seema Mahato

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1220951868

Category: Education, Higher

Page:

View: 758

Most evaluation activities are initiated during times of crises when resource constraints compel attention towards using evaluation as a strategy to do more with less. In other words, evaluations tend to gain attention when resources are limited and there is a need to ration the amount of resources that can be invested towards any project or program. However, to leverage evaluation organizations must develop evaluation capacity; which is challenging under resources constraints. The overarching goal of this study is to articulate how Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) initiatives in a higher education institution, under resource constraints, could be designed and/or aligned to facilitate fulfillment of institutional needs for optimum resource utilization, innovation for cultivating impactful programs, and transformation of culture from a low focus to high focus on evaluation. This goal insinuates examination of existing resources, systems, structures, and opportunities for building evaluation capacity and promoting evaluation activities. Therefore, this dissertation takes a three paper approach where the first paper introduces the idea of Setting up For Evaluation (SFE), a strategy that helps build evaluation capacity while conducting evaluation in a limited resources context. The second paper illustrates the concept of SFE using a case study approach. Finally, the third paper provides aggregated insights into some of the barriers that inhibit evaluation and facilitators that augment evaluation and concludes with recommendations for enhancing evaluation capacity within the research context.
Categories: Education, Higher

Empowerment Evaluation

Empowerment Evaluation

This Second Edition celebrates 21 years of the practice of empowerment evaluation, a term first coined by David Fetterman during his presidential address for the American Evaluation Association.

Author: David M. Fetterman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483355382

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 685

This Second Edition celebrates 21 years of the practice of empowerment evaluation, a term first coined by David Fetterman during his presidential address for the American Evaluation Association. Since that time, this approach has altered the landscape of evaluation and has spread to a wide range of settings in more than 16 countries. In this Second Edition of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability, an outstanding group of evaluators from academia, government, nonprofits, and foundations assess how empowerment evaluation has been used in practice since the publication of the landmark 1996 edition. The book includes 10 empowerment evaluation principles, a number of models and tools to help put empowerment evaluation into practice, reflections on the history and future of the approach, and illustrative case studies from a number of different projects in a variety of diverse settings. The Second Edition offers readers the most current insights into the practice of this stakeholder-involvement approach to evaluation. “One of the greatest evaluation innovations of the past two decades has been the development of a professional and systematic approach to self-evaluation called empowerment evaluation. This book offers you the latest, cutting-edge understanding of this powerful innovation and evaluation approach. May you be inspired and empowered as you adventure through the chapters in this outstanding volume!” —Stewart I. Donaldson, President-elect, American Evaluation Association, Claremont Graduate University “This twenty year follow-up to the original provides even better and richer stories about the versatility and utility of empowerment work in most social contexts. It expands our understanding of how empowerment evaluation is foundational to any effort to improve and measure growth in any community/social environment.” —Robert Schumer, University of Minnesota “This text brings empowerment evaluation to life, and in doing so it offers all evaluators a large body of relevant concepts and tools for designing, implementing, and assessing evaluation efforts that engage, democratize, and strengthen stakeholder’s self-determination.” —Gary J. Skolits, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Categories: Social Science

Evaluation Capacity Building in Domestic Violence Service Providers

Evaluation Capacity Building in Domestic Violence Service Providers

Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to analyze survey data in order to better understand how domestic violence service providers build their evaluation capacity.

Author: Robert William Owens

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:909283056

Category:

Page:

View: 347

Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to analyze survey data in order to better understand how domestic violence service providers build their evaluation capacity. Two models were tested based on the Multi-disciplinary Model of Evaluation Capacity Building. According to the model, an organization's evaluation culture determines whether it engages in evaluation capacity building (ECB). ECB results in sustainable evaluation practice (SEP) if organizational learning capacity (OLC) is sufficient. Representatives of 167 domestic violence service providers (DVSPs) from seven western states completed an online survey about efforts to build evaluation capacity in their organizations. Two models were tested. The first model used ECB and OLC to predict SEP. Evaluation culture was not included in models because of measurement and theoretical problems. In order to test the moderating effect of organizational learning capacity, the second model was the same as the first but included an interaction of ECB and organizational learning capacity. ECB and organizational learning capacity did predict sustainable evaluation practices. Results of the second model indicated that ECB and OLC operate on SEP independently rather than OLC moderating the relationship of ECB and SEP. Both models had acceptable fit. Findings suggest that both OLC and ECB are important for improving evaluation practices. Learning capacity and other organizational characteristics should be considered in the practice of ECB as well as the conceptualization of future models and studies of ECB.
Categories: