Measuring = reducing uncertainty Being roughly right A lot of what we do in Monitoring and Evaluation is related to measuring. A lot of what we do in Monitoring and Evaluation is related to being roughly right. “It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.” Those of us in Monitoring and Evaluation should […]
Development aid is changing rapidly. Development evaluation needs to change with it. Why? And how? PLANNING IN A COMPLEX, DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT REQUIRES MORE AND DIFFERENT EVALUATIONS Linear, mechanistic planning for development is increasingly seen as problematic. Traditional feedback loops that diligently check if an intervention is ‘on-track’ in achieving a pre-defined milestone do not work […]
My presentation on “Innovations in Monitoring and Evaluation” at the National Evaluation Capacities conference in Sao Paolo on Oct 1, 2013.