Media Monitoring for Monitoring and Evaluation

By Hugh Atkinson One of the many avenues through which NGOs and human rights organisations seek to have an impact is through direct public communications or by distributing material to actors who can share their work to a wider audience or actors who can strategically drive change.   This process of external relations and distribution isContinue reading “Media Monitoring for Monitoring and Evaluation”

Intersectionality for Evaluation Professionals

by Sophie Nicholas In this blog post, we hope to provide some food-for-thought on how to incorporate intersectionality more as a research or evaluation professional in the non profit sector. But before we dive into how to do intersectionality better, it’s important to know and understand what intersectionality is- and isn’t. What is intersectionality? SomeContinue reading “Intersectionality for Evaluation Professionals”

Top tips for getting the most out of that evaluation report

So, you have just completed an external evaluation process report – what now? by Patrick Regan To help ensure an external evaluation is not just another dusty report in a filing cabinet, there are a few steps organisations can take to help ensure they get the most out of their external evaluation reports. You may notContinue reading “Top tips for getting the most out of that evaluation report”

Accountability in evaluation – accountable to who?

Being accountable, and being held responsible for the results of our projects and activities is one of the key pillars that frame monitoring and evaluation practice. The growing and varied acronyms for evaluation professionals sometimes include an ‘A for Accountability, e.g. a MEAL manager. Before you get hungry, MEAL stands for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning.   As a consultant focusing on the evaluation of human rights programmes, the conceptContinue reading “Accountability in evaluation – accountable to who?”

Looking back and looking forward

It has been over a year and a half since I officially launched the Rights Evaluation Studio – and low and behold, it is only now (whilst on a plane, with no other distractions) that I have finally found time to bring our blog space to life. I am constantly encouraging the organisations I work with to make time and space to reflect on theirContinue reading “Looking back and looking forward”