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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Developing a Focus Group Questioning Route

Facilitating the cascading of conversation through group interaction! This is the purpose of our focus groups. Well-planned, organized, and moderated focus groups facilitate group interaction that helps to produce unique insights... Read Full Article

Measurement and Evaluation Community: Faculty Spotlight

One of the strengths of American University’s Measurement and Evaluation Program is its faculty. The Measurement and Evaluation faculty is a group of academic practitioners that understand traditional approaches to evaluation, but are... Read Full Article

Measurement and Evaluation Community: Evaluation in Practice

One of the biggest strengths of American University’s Measurement and Evaluation Program is its student body. The online classroom setting is an international one, with a diverse set of students coming from all over the United States... Read Full Article

Thinking Outside the Box with Results Frameworks

As a visual person, I love using results frameworks to understand theory of change, identify indicators, and track progress. But, they are also a useful communication tool for project managers. There are a lot of versions of results... Read Full Article

Preparing for Evaluation in a High Security Environment

Congratulations! You have been awarded a contract to evaluate a high-visibility project. Read Full Article

The Emic and the Etic in Practice: Working with Refugees in Chios, Greece

My professional background is in development, but recently I made my first foray into humanitarian relief, as a volunteer on the island of Chios in Greece. Read Full Article

Faculty Spotlight: Reflections on Qualitative Methods for Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr. Beverly Peters has been active in community development for 25 years. Her areas of research interest center on village level political and economic development in Africa. Read Full Article

Quality Data for Monitoring and Evaluation

Data is a key component of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) work as the quality of its findings affects decision making. Read Full Article

Lessons from My First Evaluation Assignment

From expertise and organization focus to technology and finding my fit, I learned a lot from my first evaluation assignment. Read Full Article

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in Governance

Good governance requires that citizens monitor power-holders and that power-holders evaluate whether their systems and practices produce the intended positive impact on citizens’ lives. Read Full Article