Berlin Change Days Presentation


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Evaluation for Change presentation at the Berlin Change Days 2009. Made and presented by Karstein Haarberg (, Haarberg Consulting,

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Berlin Change Days Presentation

  1. 1. Evaluation for Change<br />By Karstein Haarberg<br />Haarberg Consulting<br />
  2. 2. What is Evaluation?<br />Evaluations and Reviews<br />Main goal seems to be to verify that the activity are in line with project documents and agreements<br />Evaluation is both control but also a tool for the organization/project<br />Often evaluations and reviews are compulsory part of accessing external funding<br />Often done under budget and time constrains<br />
  3. 3. Present Situation<br />
  4. 4. Summary of Differences<br />What&apos;s the Difference?<br />
  5. 5. What is evaluation/review?<br /><ul><li>Evaluation is:</li></ul>LISTENING<br />…2. to hear or consider with thoughtful attention; to heed (The Penguin English Dictionary)<br />
  6. 6. The Framework<br />
  7. 7. Framework description<br />Existing information: Already a considerable body of knowledge exist, like project/programme documents<br />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.<br />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. <br />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. <br />
  8. 8. Priciple 1: <br />Let everyone be heard!<br />Why? The evaluation does not have the right and complete picture before everyone has been heard<br />How? Surveys ( web-based, mobile phones) and participatory methods<br />
  9. 9. Prinicple 2:<br />Learn from successes!<br />Why? Successes giver more information than problems<br />How? Appreciative Inquiry (AI) …used in both surveys and participatory sessions<br />
  10. 10. Principle 3:<br />Analysis have alreadystarted!<br />Why? Analysis both conscious and unconscious shape the evaluation at all stages, already before Terms of references are written<br />How? Be aware! Embed analysis reflections on all stages <br />
  11. 11. Benefits<br />A richer understanding of what actually was achieved<br />Better and more realistic understanding of possibilities better recommendations<br />More representative findings, as a broader set of stakeholders have been heard<br />
  12. 12. Challenges<br />Evaluator, the team (and the principal) must be familiar with more tools<br />Technically there may be challenges in undertaking surveys, response rates, incorrect contact details (e-mail addresses)<br />
  13. 13. Thank you!<br />KarsteinHaarberg<br />Vestgrensa 26, NO-0851 Oslo<br />Phone: +47 91641338<br />Skype: karstein67<br />E-mail:<br />Web:<br />Follow me on Twitter: Karstein67<br />