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Transformations realised

Dedicated to our beautiful planet. To every living and non-living being. 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.

And to better understanding the bigger picture that shapes how we think, and what we do.

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.

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THE BIG PICTURE

The larger context and possible future trajectories within which we need to place our plans, our reflections and our work on transformation and evaluation.

CHANGE, TRANSFORMATION AND EVALUATION

Deepening our understanding of change, and connecting the value and practice of evaluation with transformative development towards thriving societies, flourishing ecosystems, and a regenerated planet – from a Global South viewpoint.

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Culture and Decolonisation
BRIDGING CULTURES, DECOLONISING EVALUATION

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

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TITBITS AND SNIPPETS

I read obsessively about topics related to evaluation, global transformation, transformative development, science, macro to micro trends and possible futures, and life in general. Here I reflect on resources and issues I find inspiring, intriguing, or disconcerting.

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Titbits
Evaluation as Practice
EVALUATION AS PRACTICE

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

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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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Research Quality and Impact
Yees and Guests
GUEST BLOGGERS

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

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RECENT POSTS

Yees and Guests
Guest post. Drawing from Complexity Science to do Evaluation: Knowledge to Drive Operational Decisions
**5 min read** Jonny Morell is one of evaluation's sharpest thinkers in the realm of systems and complexity sciences. He is always exploring new frontiers, experimenting with and advancing how we can - and need to - think about what ...
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Transformative Development
The Power(lessness) of Evaluation: The case of Afghanistan
**10 min read** Thanks to more than 60 evaluation reports over 13 years by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), we have a perfect example of how valuable good evaluation could have been to avoid the catastrophe that ...
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Titbits
“No Lines”. For Blue Marble Evaluation.
**5 min read** Blue Marble Evaluation. It is good to have been engaged in it from the beginning, and to be on its Advisory Council. It is the future of evaluation if we wish to contribute to urgently needed transformations ...
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