Welcome to our first Theme Thursday!
Thursdays is all about sharing info about different evaluation themes and approaches. For this first week, I just want to go over what I mean by each term.
Evaluation themes can cover evaluations in particular sectors (social isolation), particular types of work (advocacy, capacity development), or cross-cutting issues in evaluation (gender, evaluation and children).
An evaluation approach aims to address a specific evaluation need, question or challenge, and offers a set of methods, tools or techniques that could best address this need. A couple examples:
developmental evaluation was designed to support ongoing learning and adaptation, through iterative, embedded evaluation
participatory evaluation focuses on engaging beneficiaries of programs in the evaluation process
Have a specific theme or approach you’d want to learn about? Or maybe you’ve used a specific approach that you’ve found helpful? If so, please share on Thursdays!