M&E Rountable: What can we learn from evaluations? Exploring the generalizability of evaluation findings.
Over the last few years, there has been much discussion on the ‘external validity’ or generalizability of evaluation findings. As part of the broader push for ‘evidence based policy making’, researchers and evaluation specialists are now, more than ever, looking to make precise and causal claims about the impact of development programs. Thus while much rigour has been applied to isolating the causal impact of development projects, not enough attention has been paid to whether and how evaluation results can…Find out more »
This three day course, organized by CLEAR South Asia at J-PAL SA at IFMR, aimed to provide mid-level officers of the Indian Economic Service (IES) with the tools necessary for managing, conducting, supporting and using evidence from monitoring and evaluation. The course focused on the use of M&E to inform policymaking and program design by equipping IES mid-level officers to understand and discern credible evidence, and by increasing their capacity to conduct rigorous evaluation within regional offices. The course included…Find out more »
CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia at IFMR in collaboration with Community of Evaluators (CoE) and UN Women organised the final roundtable in the Gender, Evaluation and Empowerment Series on “Qualitatively Measuring ‘Women’s Empowerment’: Lessons from South Asia” on February 16, 2015 in Mumbai. Click here to watch the video of the roundtable. Background on the Gender, Evaluation and Empowerment Series: Over the last few decades, there has been increasing recognition of the importance of women in development. Women’s empowerment can lead to…Find out more »
CLEAR South Asia delivered two lectures on Randomized Evaluations for Post Graduate Management Students at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai as part of their course titled ‘Evaluating Social Programs’. The course was intended to acquaint students with various methods for evaluating social programs.Find out more »
CLEAR South Asia conducted a customized half-day workshop on Randomized Evaluation: Theory, Practice and Analysis during the IMR Doctoral Conference at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore. The training included a combination of lectures, case study, and group exercises and covered topics such as Impact Evaluation methods, How to Randomize, and Project from Start to Finish.Find out more »
CLEAR South Asia conducted a customized half-day workshop on the basics of Monitoring and Evaluation for the Learning Links Foundation. The training included a combination of lectures, case study, and group exercises and covered topics such as Impact Evaluation Methods and Survey Design.Find out more »
In keeping with its aim to improve the capacity of civil society and research organizations to apply M&E concepts in program design and evaluation, CLEAR South Asia conducted a customized four-day workshop on conducting and managing impact evaluations for The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The training included a combination of lectures, case studies, group exercises, and Q&A/Discussions and covered topics such as Survey Design and Management, Impact Evaluation Methods, Power and Sample Size Calculation, Data Security and…Find out more »
The 28th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association addressd how evaluation can attend to contemporary challenges emerging at the intersection of economic, environmental and gender disparities. CLEAR South Asia was represented on two panels at the AEA: Panel 703 – Gender based Evaluation Tools & Panel 1660 – Regional Perspectives and Initiatives on Evaluation Capacity Building. The first panel on gender and evaluation discussed the difficulties of measuring gender attitudes in the South Asian context, highlighting the use of…Find out more »
CLEAR- SA participated in the South Asia Regional consultation on National Evaluation Policies held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 18th and 19th September. The consultation was organized by Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation with support from EvalPartners and International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and in collaboration with Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA). The objective of the consultation was to create an enabling environment that fosters and promotes development of equity focused and gender-responsive evaluation policy and practices which…Find out more »
Pre-Conference Workshop at the 3ie-ADB Conference on Making Impact Evaluation Matter: Better Evidence for Effective Policies and Programmes.
The Southeast Asia office of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) , the CLEAR (Regional Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results) South Asia Regional Centerbased at J-PAL South Asia at IFMR, and Philippines office of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) jointly conducted a 1.5 day pre-conference workshop titled Impact Evaluation: Theory, Practice and Decision Making. The workshop focused on the practicalities of integrating rigorous impact evaluation into the decision-making process. Drawing upon examples from India and Indonesia,…Find out more »