Interested in working in Social Impact Measurement? We asked six practitioners to share their experiences on how they ended up working in the space, and why. And don’t forget to join us at the SIMNA VIC committee and APSIC panel event next week! Read More
I have heard “Developmental Evaluation” (DE) described many, many different ways since Michael Quinn Patton coined the term in his 2010 book of the same name.
According to some of these descriptions: it’s a way to record our journey so far; it’s about “developmental moments”; it’s rapid feedback; it’s action learning re-packaged; and/or it’s the same as formative evaluation, linked to innovative and complexity which can be used to achieve scale and so on.
The other day someone told me that they didn’t want to be taken away from the ‘real work’ to collect data for outcomes measurement.
As someone who has dedicated their career to measurement and evaluation I had to take a deep breath. As someone who has seen the real difference made by outcomes measurement to program impact, I had to take another breath… Read More