Instructor: Ann Doucette (The Evaluators Institute (TEI))

 Time: 13/09/2017 – 14/09/2017

Description: The programs and projects we evaluate are often dynamic, emerging, and changing. These program and projects function within many systems – political and economic, for example, that can enhance or constrain the success or effectiveness of our efforts. Developmental evaluation is an approach to guide project adaptation to emergent and dynamic realities in complex environments. This course focused on capturing those dynamic and emerging patterns of change (both positive and negative) that may or may not have been anticipated. The participants learned how to use knowledge gained from observing these patterns to optimize programs and projects moving forward. The lectures were designed in a way to develop participants’ ability to differentiate between complicated and complex evaluations; identify the challenges presented in multi-side, country-wide, thematic, and sector evaluations; describe differences between attribution and contribution; and describe techniques that can be used to address complex evaluation environments.