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Welcome to the Evaluation United project page!
We are Bilal, Charlotte, Feras, Irina, Marcia, and Michaela and we dug deep into challenge #7
07.07.2020 It's the first day, after the introductory Design Thinking class, the group members come together and discuss their respective backgrounds:
- Marcia DE JESUS is an emerging evaluator working in the USA
- Charlotte d'ELLOY implements M&E migration projects from her duty station in Austria
- Irina LONEAN focuses on youth policy evaluation and is based in Romania
- Feras KHAIR is an M&E professional currently active in Jordan
- Bilal QURESHI works on humanitarian programms and M&E in Pakistan
- Michaela RAAB is an evaluator working from Germany
08.07.2020 The team is organising organically around interests and availabilities: we adopted the name "Evaluation united" to replace "2_group_7_i" and shared our group picture.
-:- DRUMROLLS, please: we have a challenge definition -:-
How can we assess the efficiency of interventions in order to strengthen social cohesion in a migrant context?
09.07.2020 Off to conduct some interviews! We are in contact with civil servants from international organisations such as UNICEF, or national agencies like DFID, but also reached out to freelancers and consultants. Check out our documents in the resources!
10.07.2020 Brain dumps are being shared and three ideas are taking shape. Ideally, we would have more time to refine but those are not the rules of the hackathon!
-:- Time for a TEASER -:-
It's either going to be a cost-utility tool, a mathematical formula, or a set of warm data indicators.
11.07.2020 After a team poll, we are moving towards the loop of prototyping-testing-prototyping. What do we propose?
A roadmap for a participatory process that evaluators can follow to generate decent quality findings – numbers and compelling case stories – for funders and programme managers, in an iterative, short process that highlights the perspectives of those most in need of social cohesion. We’re inspired by existing approaches and methods – realist evaluation (that emphasize the importance of understanding how interventions work in their specific context), participatory approaches to evaluation and existing methods to assess value for money.
-:- New HACKS up our sleeves -:-
- How to dial a call in Slack (yes, small beginnings)
- How to brainstorm on "Murals"
- How to poll via Kyber
- How to record on "Ice Cream Screen recorder"
- How to be patient with one another and help each other catch-up
-:- Competition beware, we have a LOGO now! -:-
12.07.2020 Frantically testing our prototype in conversation with a range of experts and matching it against the IPDET assessment criteria.
13.07.2020 It's shooting day !!! We are recording our pitch. The real question behind the scenes is: who should do the voice over? Which accent are we going to go for since no-one is a native speaker XD !
-:- ET VOILA -:-
Our pitch is uploaded, we hope you like it.
-:- OVER AND OUT -:-
This is it for us. T.H.A.N.K.S. for this great opportunity IPDET. We are going for coffee and in a perfect world for a day at the spa to release all the adrenaline you've gifted us with. See you next time around!