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Evaluation + Design: Visuals from #Eval16

Hi friends! I hope the last few days of 2016 are wrapping up nicely for you. Earlier this year, I attended the American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of this year’s conference was: “Evaluation + Design.” … Continue reading

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MERLTech 2016: So, What Have We Learned?

Hello friends! A few weeks ago, I attended MERLTech 2016 and perused my visual notes from the MERLTech 2015 before the conference began. My key take aways from MERLTech 2015 (indicated by a green star in the notes) were: We don’t … Continue reading

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The Ears (Not Eyes!) Behind Every Great Doodle

Hi friends! Over the past couple of weeks, I have been doing a great deal of graphic recording and wanted to share some of my doodles with you all. I attended the International Forum for Visual Practitioners Annual Conference back … Continue reading

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5 Years Later: Evaluation Utilization at USAID

It’s been roughly five years since the release of the USAID Evaluation Policy. USAID recently released, “Strengthening Evidence-Based Development: Five Years of Better Evaluation Practice at USAID” to renew the agency’s commitment to investing in high-quality evaluation practices that inform … Continue reading

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Searching for Common Ground in Lebanon: CLA Practices for Peace-building

Happy hump day, evaluation enthusiasts! On March 10, 2016, I participated in a CLA brown bag hosted by USAID LEARN during which Ella Duncan, Charles Christian, and Morgane Ortmans presented on Search for Common Ground‘s CLA work in Lebanon. The … Continue reading

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The Peace Corps Perspective: Data Collection and Survey Design Considerations

A few weeks ago, I visually recorded a guest expert session for TechChange‘s 211 course on Technology for Data Collection and Survey Design. Gabe Krieshok, the ICT4D Advisor at Peace Corps, spoke about the challenges and considerations PCVs face when it … Continue reading

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USAID LEARN presents CLA in Practice: Putting Communities at the Heart of Learning and Adapting

On February 11, 2016, I had the pleasure of attending a USAID presentation that sought to highlight the successful uses of CLA in the field and share lessons learned widely across the development sector to promote learning. Emily Janoch, Senior Technical … Continue reading

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Real-Time M&E for Ebola Crisis Response

I recently helped out as a course facilitator for TechChange’s TC111 course: Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation and learned a tremendous amount about the different options and tools that can be used for mobile data collection and analysis. Take a … Continue reading

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M&E Tech: A Conversation with Samir Doshi and Joshua Kaufman

Happy Wednesday, friends! I recently helped out as a course facilitator for TechChange’s Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation course. Samir Doshi and Joshua Kaufman shared some interesting points about M&E practices at USAID’s Global Development Lab. The Lab is a … Continue reading

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AlterConf DC: Increasing Diversity in the Tech Industry

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in AlterConfDC, a conference organized by AlterConf, that brought together an eclectic, brilliant, and passionate group of people to talk about inclusion and diversity in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful … Continue reading

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