The Evaluators’ Institute is excited to announce two new programs in evaluation for 2016. View the schedules for the upcoming year by clicking on the program titles below:
Dates: 2/1 ~ 2/13
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates: 7/11 ~ 7/23
Location: Washington, D.C.
Measuring Human Capabilities: An Agenda for Basic Research on the Assessment of Individual and Group Performance Potential for Military Accession examines promising emerging theoretical, technological, and statistical advances that could provide scientifically valid new approaches and measurement capabilities to assess human capability. This report considers the basic research necessary to maximize the efficiency, accuracy, and effective use of human capability measures in the military’s selection and initial occupational assignment process. TEI Director, Ann Doucette is a member of the authoring committee for this report.
TEI is partnering with IMPAQ International (Implementing Partner) on a USAID funded project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (MEASURE BiH) to strengthen local M&E capacity and to develop a Center of Excellence (CoE) in evaluation and applied social science research in the Bosnian region. TEI will be working with IMPAQ International to provide evaluation training and consultation in support of a learning by doing instructional and mentoring approach. To initiate this effort, TEI provided a one-day M&E training overview to more than 250 individuals interested in participating in the CoE in three BiH cities (Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Mostar). Individuals participating in these sessions represented BiH universities, NGOs, bilateral/multilateral funders, independent evaluation consultants, medical and legal practitioners, etc. As noted, the function of the CoE is to build and strengthen sustainable evaluation and applied social science research expertise. While USAID has supported the development of Centers of Excellence in Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, this is the first Center of Excellence effort directed toward evaluation capacity building. TEI is proud to be a part of this important initiative. Stay tuned for more MEASURE BiH updates.
A developmental evaluation (DE) of UNICEF’s Peacebuilding Education Advocacy Program (PBEA) is being conducted in Myanmar and in Ethiopia. PBEA is a partnership between UNICEF and the Government of the Netherlands. The PBEA effort recognizes that conflict and national insecurity are significant development challenges; and, that education has the potential to strengthen and build resilience, coping, acceptance and tolerance capacities of children, parents, teachers and communities; and, to promote equality, equity and social cohesion within communities. Developmental Evaluation was purposefully selected as education advocacy is an innovative approach to peacebuilding and conflict fragile environments are characteristically complex. An examination of how developmental evaluation adds to what is known using a more traditional outcome evaluation and case study approach will also be conducted.