Welcome to Evaluation for Development

Zenda OfirI am a South African scientist and, since 2000, full-time international evaluation specialist. I work where development, knowledge and evaluation intersect. My commitment: I evaluate for the development of the Global South. In this blog I address issues of interest to all those who share this commitment.All countries develop, but it is in the Global South where it is most difficult and important to sustain a positive development trajectory. It is here where the vibrancy and resilience of societies and ecosystems are most inspirational, and where nature is both most awe-inspiring and most devastating. It is here where highly credible, innovative, useful evaluation can make the greatest difference. Subscribe to this Blog
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Culture, development & the Global South Development, SDGs & the 4th Ind. Revolution
From knowledge & research to impact
Private sector for social impact The evaluation profession Tips for new evaluators

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Sustaining (development) impact.

Sustaining (development) impact.

These days we talk a lot about “sustainable development”. And about “evaluating impact”. But I continue to maintain that it ...

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The Research Quality Plus (RQ+) Assessment Framework

The Research Quality Plus (RQ+) Assessment Framework

This blog post is about how to measure research quality when viewing research from a systems perspective. We all work ...

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This Idea Must Die!

This Idea Must Die!

My last two blog posts addressed the issue of Grand Challenges in evaluation. A complementary idea: A type of ‘Grand ...

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Grand Challenges for Evaluation? Part 2

Grand Challenges for Evaluation? Part 2

In my previous post I highlighted the notion of Grand Challenges and where they have been developed. In this post ...

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Grand Challenges for Evaluation? Part 1

Grand Challenges for Evaluation? Part 1

In July 2014 I wrote a short paper for EES Connections in which I asked whether the time was right ...

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Lives should have equal value

Lives should have equal value

Back to blogging after a hiatus of three months during which I travelled too frequently for work assignments. Pressurised schedules ...

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