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Developing evaluation capacity

Developing Evaluation Capacity

Jean Langlois, MSc, MBA


Outline

Outline

  • Intro

  • Nature of the work

  • NGO funding model

  • Motivating people

  • Leading questions


Introduction

Introduction

  • The world according to Jean Langlois…

  • Challenges in developing evaluation capacity at an ENGO

    • Nature of the work

    • NGO funding model

    • Motivating people


Nature of the work challenges

Nature of the work - Challenges

Advocacy:

  • Diffuse causality

  • Causality attribution

Direct Conservation:

  • Measurable vs. Important biases

  • Durability of outcomes

  • Defining outcomes and impacts


Nature of the work

Nature of the work

What works:

  • Invest time in the logframe at the outset

  • Articulate and track tangible results

  • Articulate, don’t track, intangibles

What’s needed:

  • Shared comfort with unmeasured intangible benefits


Nature of the work questions

Nature of the work - Questions

  • How do we combat the biases of the measurable vs. the important?

  • Is it useful to articulate intangible benefits that will not be measured?

  • For advocacy campaigns, is there a better model than the dotted-line-logframe?


Ngo funding model challenges

NGO funding model - Challenges

  • Not enough money, ever

    • www.naturecanada.ca

  • Reporting to multiple funders

    • Multiple evaluation frameworks

    • Varying degrees of buy-in to rigorous evaluation

  • Propensity to provide “positive” reports


Ngo funding model

NGO funding model

What works:

  • Invest time in logframe at the outset

  • Consistent deliverables across grant proposals

What’s needed:

  • Shared expectations

  • Comfort reporting and learning from failure


Ngo funding model questions

NGO funding model - Questions

  • How do we create an environment where people are comfortable sharing and learning from “failure”?


Motivating people challenges

Motivating people - Challenges

“The effectiveness of our program will be measured by the degree to which the outputs and outcomes identified in the logical framework are achieved.”

- NOT Martin Luther King Jr


Motivating people challenges1

Motivating people - Challenges

  • “Evaluation is a time drain”

  • “It’s not my job”

  • “I’d get more work done if I didn’t have to report on everything I do”

    - Anonymous Colleagues


Motivating people

Motivating people

What works:

  • Adapt the language to the audience

  • Always relate to mission

  • Tough love: invest in logframe at the outset

What’s needed:

  • Positive experiences with evaluation

  • Project-to-project application of lessons learned


Motivating people questions

Motivating people - Questions

  • How can we create short-term wins (i.e. positive experiences with evaluation)?

  • How can we design evaluation approaches that produce useful results that are easily applicable to multiple future projects?


Leading questions

Leading questions

How do we combat the biases of the measurable vs. the important?

Is it useful to articulate intangible benefits that will not be measured?

For advocacy campaigns, is there a better model than the dotted-line-logframe?

How do we create an environment where people are comfortable sharing and learning from “failure”?

How can we create short-term wins (i.e. positive experiences with evaluation)?

How can we design evaluation approaches that produce useful results that are easily applicable to multiple future projects?


Merci

Merci


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