Blogs

We collect knowledge-rich blogs from evaluators and persons both within and without our community. These blogs offer writers the opportunity to narrate in less formal writing styles their personal evaluation experiences, capture evaluation findings in easy-to-understand ways while engaging the community with other relevant knowledge.

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What Would You Do with 200 Million US Dollars?

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By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

Towards the end of a recent meeting Dr. Melissa Kenney asked me; “What would you do if you had 200 million US Dollars to improve the monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation and sustainable development?”

Book Review "Engaging the Public with Climate Change"

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By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015

A new book on my desk, edited by Lorraine Whitmarsch, Saffron O’Neill and Irene Lorenzoni, is titled "Engaging the Public with Climate Change: Behaviour Change and Communication", and that book will be reviewed in this blog post.

Making Evidence Practical for Development

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By: Joe Dickman, Deputy Director, Research, Evaluation and Learning, The MasterCard Foundation
On: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Joe Dickman and Samir Khan of the Mastercard Foundation discuss three ways to make research and evaluation in international development more relevant, ethical, and applied.

To Innovate, or Not to Innovate

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By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Reading through terminal evaluations of Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) projects and programs I identified innovations ranging from the use of (centralized) crop nurseries, an eco-system based adaptation approach, and the use of an online M&E system.

Climate Change Adaptation Governance Indicators

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By: Donovan Burton, Climate Planning Specialist, Climate Planning
On: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Planning for the impacts of climate change is a complex and challenging issue. Solutions can only be driven through informed decision-making and to date there is little evidence to suggest that this is occurring in any meaningful way in most of the cities around the world.

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