Focusing on Rigor in International Development Evaluation

Focusing on Rigor in International Development Evaluation

“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.” (Benoit Mandelbrot, November 20, 1924–October 14, 2010) Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash The map is not the...
Complexity in development evaluation

Complexity in development evaluation

Development practitioners don’t have it easy. The changing nature of cooperation projects work means that uncertainty is greater, politics require constant navigation, and the wicked problems they’re facing have no single, clear, or stable resolution. To evaluate...
A blog for international evaluators in the field

A blog for international evaluators in the field

There’s evaluation theory, and then there’s evaluation in practice. When we’re evaluating international development or cooperation projects, it tends to be unpredictable. Evaluators have to think on our feet. We all have stories of when things did not go to plan....