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Thursday, September 5 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Developmental Evaluation Journey in a Global Network

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In this session, members of the Innovation for Change (I4C) program will share why and how we used Developmental Evaluation, a mixed-methods approach to evaluation, to understand and learn about a civil society network’s impact and growth while working in complex and unpredictable contexts.
 
For the first half of the session, our panelists will discuss our DE methodology, why we used it, and the processes, tools, and technology that made it possible. We will showcase ways to use quantitative and qualitative data to demonstrate impact and make decisions to adapt. Then we will dig into the participatory processes (both successes and failures) that I4C members used to interpret their data and reflect on learning in the areas of civic space issues, innovation, network growth, governance, and impact. We will close the formal presentation with candid lessons learned and findings. 
 
In the second half of the session, our panelists will facilitate break-out groups in which participants can reflect upon what they’ve heard, connect it to their own work (past, present, and future), and discuss, “Is DE right for you?” using our Critical Considerations Checklist.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Askin

Rebecca Askin

Collaboration and Learning Manager, Counterpart International
Rebecca Askin expresses her opinions since birth; being incisive since 1996. She helps colleagues and clients assess and apply learning and adaptive development approaches and evidence-generation into their strategy, business processes, and program activities. Sometimes she gives... Read More →
avatar for Rasha Abdel Latif

Rasha Abdel Latif

Deputy Project Director, Innovation for Change Network, Counterpart International
Rasha has been leading the work of Developmental Evaluation at the network along with Dr. Fletcher Tembo. Rasha is passionate about supporting the development of local communities worldwide. Since 2009 she worked with civil society organizations to amplify citizen voices and increase... Read More →
avatar for Noel Dickover

Noel Dickover

Chief of Party for the Innovation for Change Network, Counterpart International
Noel Dickover is the Chief of Party for the Innovation for Change network at Counterpart International. As a senior leader at the intersection of technology and international development, Noel focuses on managing complex, distributed networks, and has convened technologists and NGOs... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Angle FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC
  • session type Panel, Discussion, Participatory Session

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