Evaluation reimagined.
Dedicated to our beautiful planet. To a partnership between people and nature. To harmony between societies. To valuing lives in the Global South equal to those in the North. To every person who deserves a life of hope and fulfilment.

MY TOPICS

Evaluation for Development with all its posts has transformed into Evaluation for Transformation.

I write about evaluation as a ‘beautiful practice’ - but a practice that has to change to meet the demands of this era. Below are my topics. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the most recent posts, to subscribe to updates and to contact me. You can also read more about my work in my bio here and my CV here.

Transformative Development
SYSTEMS CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION

Key issues, approaches and methods towards transformative development, flourishing ecosystems, and achieving the SDGs.

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BRIDGING CULTURES, DECOLONISING EVALUATION

We need new narratives, theories, models and methods to counter single stories about ‘development’, and about evaluation.

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Culture and Decolonisation
Snippets
BOOKS, ARTICLES AND TITBITS

I read obsessively about evaluation, development, science, life, and macro trends worldwide. Here are some resources and issues I find inspiring, intriguing, or disconcerting. 

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EVALUATION AS PRACTICE

Random perspectives, trends, innovations and methods that are shaping or can shape evaluation.

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Evaluation as Practice
Research Quality and Impact
EVALUATING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Scientific knowledge is crucial for sustainable development – and so is good evaluation of research portfolios, quality and impact.

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GUEST BLOGGERS

Valued colleagues write about a wide range of subjects, including for and with Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs).

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Yees and Guests

RECENT POSTS

Evaluation as Practice
Mission-oriented Evaluation
We need Mission Thinking, Moonshot Thinking, and Mission-Oriented Evaluation if we are to ensure evaluation is fit for purpose for this era. The thought occurred to me as I was reading the latest book by visionary and outspoken UK economist ...
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Yees and Guests
Guest post: Evidence use in Africa
**5 min read** For many years I worked with an organisation that identified as being a global authority in its particular field of work. The organisation comprises of a network of thousands of experts and much of its work centres ...
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Yees and Guests
Guest post: The evaluation governance implications of transformative evaluation
**5 min read** Strategies for transformation According to Steve Waddell, systemic transformation is achieved through a combination of destruction and creation on the one hand, and confrontation and collaboration on the other. Thus, different organisations contribute to social change in ...
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