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Evaluation for Change presentation at the Berlin Change Days 2009. Made and presented by Karstein Haarberg (karstein@haarbergconsulting.com), Haarberg Consulting, www.haarbergconsulting.com.

Evaluation for Change presentation at the Berlin Change Days 2009. Made and presented by Karstein Haarberg (karstein@haarbergconsulting.com), Haarberg Consulting, www.haarbergconsulting.com.

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  • 1. Evaluation for Change
    By Karstein Haarberg
    Haarberg Consulting
  • 2. What is Evaluation?
    Evaluations and Reviews
    Main goal seems to be to verify that the activity are in line with project documents and agreements
    Evaluation is both control but also a tool for the organization/project
    Often evaluations and reviews are compulsory part of accessing external funding
    Often done under budget and time constrains
  • 3. Present Situation
  • 4. Summary of Differences
    What's the Difference?
  • 5. What is evaluation/review?
    • Evaluation is:
    LISTENING
    …2. to hear or consider with thoughtful attention; to heed (The Penguin English Dictionary)
  • 6. The Framework
  • 7. Framework description
    Existing information: Already a considerable body of knowledge exist, like project/programme documents
    Hard core data collection: Several tools and methods are at hand for collecting data to verify and identify results and findings. Typically web-based surveys and mobile phone surveys are tools that can be used under time, budget and hardship constraints. Improves outreach and quality.
    Participatory data collection: Believing that the stakeholders themselves possess knowledge, experience and ability to solve own problems is a basis. Participatory methods and approaches, that utilizes the stakeholders competence and unique insight to analyse own situation and possibilities. Improves ownership.
    Analysis: At the core we have analytical skills tools and methods available to analyse all these sources of knowledge in a way that benefit the evaluation.
  • 8. Priciple 1:
    Let everyone be heard!
    Why? The evaluation does not have the right and complete picture before everyone has been heard
    How? Surveys ( web-based, mobile phones) and participatory methods
  • 9. Prinicple 2:
    Learn from successes!
    Why? Successes giver more information than problems
    How? Appreciative Inquiry (AI) …used in both surveys and participatory sessions
  • 10. Principle 3:
    Analysis have alreadystarted!
    Why? Analysis both conscious and unconscious shape the evaluation at all stages, already before Terms of references are written
    How? Be aware! Embed analysis reflections on all stages
  • 11. Benefits
    A richer understanding of what actually was achieved
    Better and more realistic understanding of possibilities better recommendations
    More representative findings, as a broader set of stakeholders have been heard
  • 12. Challenges
    Evaluator, the team (and the principal) must be familiar with more tools
    Technically there may be challenges in undertaking surveys, response rates, incorrect contact details (e-mail addresses)
  • 13. Thank you!
    KarsteinHaarberg
    Vestgrensa 26, NO-0851 Oslo
    Phone: +47 91641338
    Skype: karstein67
    E-mail: karstein@haarbergconsulting.com
    Web: www.haarbergconsulting.com
    Follow me on Twitter: Karstein67