Welcome to Evaluation for Development

Zenda OfirI am a South African scientist and full-time international evaluator. Although I work across the world, I concentrate on Africa and Asia, and deeply care about the development challenges facing the Global South. This blog is aimed at those of us who want to stay up to date with current issues and trends in evaluation across the world. I tend to focus on transformative change, development as complex adaptive system, and the evolution of societies and ecosystems in harmony with one another, and within planetary boundaries.
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Weronika Felcis’s Top Tip not only for YEEs: The resilience of evaluation in turbulent times

Weronika Felcis’s Top Tip not only for YEEs: The resilience of evaluation in turbulent times

**8 min read** Apart from being a leader in evaluation in different capacities, Weronika is one of the most thoughtful evaluation specialists I have ever met. Her perspectives on evaluation strongly resonate and ...

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The Responsibility of Evaluators

The Responsibility of Evaluators

**3 min read** What is the responsibility of evaluators in the era in which we live today? This is one of the issues I raised in my keynote presentation at the UK Evaluation ...

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Deborah Rugg’s Top Tips for YEEs: The 12 Secret P’s of Evaluation Success!

Deborah Rugg’s Top Tips for YEEs: The 12 Secret P’s of Evaluation Success!

**10 min read** Deborah is a highly successful, dynamic and influential evaluation professional with boundless energy that inspires wherever she goes – including many young people, as I observed when I had the ...

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Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs

Candice Morkel’s Six Top Tips for YEEs

**6 min read** Candice is a livewire at CLEAR-AA in Johannesburg. Together with another livewire colleague, Mokgophana Ramasobana, she is responsible for, among others, the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA, also ...

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<i>Snippet:</i>  Evaluation Maturity Models

Snippet: Evaluation Maturity Models

**3 min read** Have you ever worked with a Research Maturity Model? Or an Evaluation Maturity Model? A ‘maturity model’ with well-designed sets of evaluative rubrics can be very useful in framing the ...

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Julian Barr’s Ten Top Tips for YEE consultants

Julian Barr’s Ten Top Tips for YEE consultants

**6 min read** Julian is a Non-Executive Director in Itad, one of the highest profile consulting companies in the UK. This year he is also President of the UK Evaluation Society, one of ...

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