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Tuesday, September 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bringing values into evaluation: A tool for practitioners

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Mathea Roorda (Allen  + Clarke)

Values are fundamental to evaluation as they provide the basis against which evaluative judgments are made. Yet evaluators often overlook them. In this skill building session, participants will be introduced to a framework intended to unbox dimensions of value for publicly-funded programs. As the overall conference theme states: evaluation can be gift - it has the potential to strengthen people's lives. Evaluation also comes with responsibilities, one of which is that the evaluator's judgments need to be based on all relevant values, not just those of the evaluation commissioner. The framework draws on two approaches to valuing, one of which comes from a branch of philosophy that is focused on value (how we understand concepts such as good and bad); the second on describing value as understood by different program stakeholders. We will step through the framework's components and then discuss its applicability for evaluation practice. A handbook for using the framework will be made available to participants.

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Anne Markiewicz

Director, Anne Markiewicz and Associates
Anne Markiewicz is a leading monitoring, evaluation, and training specialist with over 20 years’ experience designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and developing and implementing a range of evaluation methodologies. She has designed and delivered M&E capacity development... Read More →

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Mathea Roorda

Senior consultant, Allen + Clarke Consulting
Let's get to the heart of that word 'evaluation'. What do we mean by value and how do we know we've included all relevant values (criteria) in our assessment of a programme? Questions that keep me awake at night...

Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST