ATLANTA, Ga. — Monitoring and evaluation professionals from around the world will gather at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Avenue) between October 24-29 for the Evaluation 2016 annual conference. The American Evaluation Association aims to inspire dialogue on the integration of design and evaluation in three areas: program design, evaluation design and information design.
Nuru International will participate in a 3 PM panel on Thursday, October 27 called “Innovative Evaluation Designs in International Contexts.” Here’s an overview:
Measuring social impact can prove to be a burdensome endeavor for many organizations working in an international context. Oftentimes, the costs and time commitments involved with implementing a robust study causes some stakeholders to forgo comprehensive measurement systems altogether; however, various organizations have developed strategies to overcome these obstacles. The panel aims to provide evaluators with several examples of cost-effective and innovative evaluation designs.
Three organizations will present case studies during this panel:
- Shawna Hoffman, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at The Rockefeller Foundation
- Ja-Eun Lee, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate at One Acre Fund, will present “Qualitative evaluation design within cultural and organizational constraints: a Rwandan case study”
- Julie Carandang, Monitoring and Evaluation Program Strategic Advisor at Nuru International, will present “Measuring the impact of a single-sector model versus an integrated approach in Kenya”
- Kristin Lindell, Evaluation and Learning Specialist for USAID LEARN at Dexis Consulting Group, will serve as the session chair
American Evaluation Association (eval.org) exists to improve evaluation practices and methods, increase evaluation use, promote evaluation as a profession and support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action.
Nuru International (nuruinternational.org) is a U.S.-based social venture on a mission to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. It establishes sustainable community development projects, such as Nuru Kenya and Nuru Ethiopia, to deliver high touch, holistic programming – in Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare and Education – to engage all household members in building resilience and ending intergenerational poverty.