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Pact at Evaluation 2022November 4, 2022
Pact is pleased to join evaluation leaders from around the world in New Orleans, Louisiana, for Evaluation 2022, the American Evaluation Association's annual conference. The event brings together the global evaluation community to share learnings and discuss critical topics on the international discipline and practice of evaluation.
This year's conference theme is “(re) shaping evaluation together”. The program will explore three significant shifts that are disrupting evaluation practice, and that will influence how the field theorizes and applies evaluation to evidence-informed decision-making: Equity, social justice, and decolonization; new actors and social finance; and digital data and technology. Moving beyond silos, participants will consider how to integrate, reconsider and reimagine a new future together.
Pact staff from across our global offices will present their work and facilitate key conversations at this important event. Presentations featuring Pact staff include:
- Methods, tools, and technology to assess CMME programs. Presenter: Daisy Kisyombe. Wednesday, 5:30pm.
- Operationalizing community-led monitoring data: how do we move beyond collection? Presenter: Erica Kuhlik, Kyaw Thura Tun. Thursday, 10:15am.
- How to communicate complex MERL concepts using simple visuals to promote use among local partners. Presenter: Chhork Boeurng, Tripti Pande. Thursday, 3:30pm.
- Breaking the evaluator/respondent barrier by converting traditional focus group discussions to an innovative game with adolescents and youth from fishing communities in Malawi. Presenter: Tripti Pande. Thursday, 4:45pm.
- Evaluating Amid a Global Democratic Recession. Presenter: Chhork Boeurng. Friday, 8am.
- New technology tools for evaluation: New applications and new challenges: Integrating client based electronic systems to improve tracking and evaluation of targeted community led DREAMS initiatives: lessons from Eswatini. Presenter: Sandile Ginindza. Friday, 9:15am.
- Crafting and Implementing Learning Agendas Across Consortium Partners. Presenter: Lauren Serpe. Friday, 2pm.
- The Ultimate Experiment in Collaborative Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities of a Cross-Organizational and Multi-Disciplinary Realist Review. Presenter: Molly Wright. Friday, 4:30pm.
- Poster 188: Co-designing programs with local partners: How do we measure success? Presenter: Stephanie Calves, Erica Kuhlik
In addition to the above, Alysson Akiko Oakley, Pact’s Senior Director of Learning, Evidence and Impact serves on the board of the International and Cross Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG), which will hold their annual board meeting on November 15; and Lauren Serpe, Pact’s Deputy Director of Learning, Evidence and Impact, serves as Chair of the board of the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance TIG, which will hold their annual board meeting on Thursday, November 17. These board meetings are freely open to all evaluators and all are encouraged to participate to learn more about AEA, the TIG and how to get involved in the peer network. Learn more about TIGs.
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