Evaluation Consulting
advocacy, evaluation, outcome mapping

Tools for the Times

December 12, 2013   The first logic model I developed for a program was so large my office manager had to order specially sized paper on which to print it. Our program spanned service delivery, advocacy and communications in various forms. It is perhaps not surprising that this comprehensive logic model was very beautiful but […]

Investing in Insight

November 1, 2013 Developing monitoring and evaluation practice in an organization or coalition is an exercise in patience. It requires incubating a culture of evaluative thinking and instituting new processes. The “what”—the indicators to be measured, the evaluation framework—work best if the organization also has the capacity, processes and appetite to use them. Knowing what […]

“Slow” Advocacy

September 13, 2013 Advocacy, ultimately, is about persuading people to think and/or behave differently. In the July 2013 New Yorker article “Slow Ideas”, the surgeon and journalist Atul Gawande explores why some innovations spread fast, and how to speed the ones that don’t. (For example, the introduction of anesthesia during surgery caught on in months, […]

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