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DAY 5: ESRsimulationand evaluation methods


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DAY 5: ESRsimulationand evaluation methods

  1. 1. Election Situation Room Professional Development Training AfRO Welcome
  2. 2. DAY 5 ESR data management and evaluation methods
  3. 3. 3© 2016 DAY 5 5.1.1 ESR data collection methods • What is data? • What are some of the useful data collected for an ESR? • Name 5 tools used for data collection during an ESR. • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these methods? The quality of the data collected in an ESR affects the integrity of the whole project.
  4. 4. 4© 2016 DAY 5 5.1.2 ESR data collection methods Consider your answers to ESR Workbook 5.1.2 in terms of the following: Speed Verifiability Reliability Storage and convenience of retrieval Safety and security
  5. 5. 5© 2016 DAY 5 5.1.3 ESR data collection methods Quantitative methods help to answer questions such as who, how much and how many. Qualitative methods help to answer questions such as how and why. The choice of a data collection tool must depend on a specific national context (politics and the availability of infrastructure).
  6. 6. 6© 2016 DAY 5 5.2.1 ESR data transmission modalities The reliability of the means to send data from field observers to the technical chamber is a lifeline to an ESR List all the current means of sharing information
  7. 7. 7© 2016 DAY 5 5.2.2 ESR data transmission Group work Argue in favour of one of the following data transmission mechanisms as the best: Group 1: Courier (paper form) Group 2: Fixed telephone Group 3: Mobile phone Group 4: Email Group 5: Social media
  8. 8. 8© 2016 DAY 5 5.3 Functionalities of OpenESR • List the various data collection methods. • Explain why OpenESR is useful. • Explain how OpenESR works. • Explain the steps of processing data in OpenESR. • List the different types of reports generated by OpenESR. • Explain the most common errors in processing of data in OpenESR and how to avoid them. • Interpret data obtained from OpenESR. Discuss the following questions after watching a demo of OpenESR:
  9. 9. 9© 2016 DAY 5 5.4 ESR case studies • Nigeria ESR: management of diversity • Senegal RESOCIT: multi-stakeholder synergy • Mali APEM: sustainability in CSO engagement • Malawi ESR: a multi-electoral event strategy Make a note of all the activities in the case studies, using an ESR Cycle approach. Read cases/watch video, and explain how the following happened:
  10. 10. 10© 2016 DAY 5 5.5.1 ESR evaluation methods It is crucial to regularly analyze the internal functioning of the ESR for various reasons, including the following: Monitoring activities Monitor the effectiveness of the solutions Preferred strategic solutions Preventative purposes Identify critical issues timeously (before these issues become more serious problems)
  11. 11. 11© 2016 DAY 5 5.5.2 ESR evaluation methods Group work Group 1: Develop an internal evaluation form for an assessment of the progress of an ESR initiative. Group 2: Develop an interview guide for an external assessment of an ESR initiative.
  12. 12. 12© 2016 DAY 5 5.5.3 ESR evaluation methods
  13. 13. 13© 2016 DAY 5 5.5.4 ESR evaluation methods Output/ Activity to be realised Time frame Responsible person/ agency Expected output/ results Actual output/ results Degree of variance Reasons for variance Remedial action taken/ to be taken A simple monitoring plan/schedule
  14. 14. 14© 2016 DAY 5 5.6. Simulation debriefing • What were the provisions made for managing relations with stakeholders? • What were the strategies in building a sustainable synergy among CSOs? • What were the preparative activities for building a coalition of CSOs to participate in an ESR? • What is the nature of partnership formalization for better ESR coordination? • What are some of the advocacy strategies? • What are some of the data management techniques? • What would ESR partners do in a worst case scenario? • Is a clear communication strategy part of the plan of operation? • What were the activity evaluation methods? • What were the key tasks for the implementation of the ESR?
  15. 15. 15© 2016 DAY 5 5.7. ESR accreditation process ESR course Certificate awarded ESR Modular Course Certificate of Participation ESR Facilitator Course Certificate of Semi-Accreditation ESR Fieldwork after Semi-Accreditation Certificate of Full-Accreditation ESR Fieldwork + Full Accreditation ESR Expert
  16. 16. 16© 2016 DAY 5 5.8. Overview of ESR thematic areas Fundamental concepts & elements in election Planning & preparation for an ESR Implementation design of ESR Dynamics in an ESR ESR data management and evaluation methods DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5