Glenn Page's Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
Link here: https://www.guilford.com/books/Blue-Marble-Evaluation/Michael-Quinn-Patton/9781462541942
Congrats on launch!
I was there-- and I'm young! (is 31 within the cutoff?)
I am from Eval Youth Latin America :)
Haha, lucky you Sam! ;-)
31 is of course "young"! ;)
Sorry I must leave!
Book ordered. Thank you Michael.
Is on screen now, alongside Zoom window
I have 3 questions
If there are other questions - please insert them in the chat box
My experience is that transformation of social systems requires deep investigation of the values on which current systems are built. Could you say more about how you are helping people understand the underlying values on which current systems are built and how that is different from values of equity and environmental sustainability?
Somewhat relevant to what Sara is saying:I work at a USAID implementing partner. Curious on your impression:- Should I look to embed transformative principles as part of the MEL system currently developed for my program (notably, propose we change the evaluand)?- Alternatively might it be more effective to build a complementary (yet separate) MEL system that focuses on the transformative influence of our program?I’m concerned with bringing a transformative approach to the assessment of our program, one way or the other. But the difference in the two options above is that the first one I imagine more closely adheres to the ‘transform evaluation itself’ idea. So the real question: do we feel ‘transforming evaluation’ is significant enough to drive these choices?
Thanks a lot, Beverly and Sam for the questions and comments!
(happy to try and re-state aloud if the above is unclear)^
Feel free to do so, of course!
At IDEAS, was the topic of global health addressed— and intersections with other streams? I work on evaluation in this space and would be interested to know if there is scope to contribute from this angle
I need to go, but you got me interested in knowing more! I was really sorry not to be at IDEAS but will definitely buy the book. Thank you very much for consistently challenging us. I feel the same need to keep moving towards meaningful and useful evaluation that responds to current challenges!
Thanks Emilia! We keep in touch
Thanks Glenn, I'm happy to jump in too
I feel that emerging young evaluators can make an interesting contribution to the transformation of evaluation. However, how to insert them into evaluative opportunities, since many years of experience are often required to participate in evaluative projects: example: UN, FAO ...
Sorry, the question at the end of my message, should have read:
Could you say more about how you are helping people understand the underlying values on which current systems are built and how those values are different from values of equity and environmental sustainability
If I understand correctly, this is a call to action, aimed at evaluation practitioners to think and act as good stewards of sustainability, no matter what our commissions are. What is it that you expect to see, like to see and love to see?
Sadly I have to leave for another call. Looking forward to the recording and maybe a copy of the chat. Thanks everyone.
Thank you Glenn, Pablo and Michael- we're done so I won't jump in, but I really asked my question hoping to nudge us to reflect one more time on the transforming evaluation itself aspect, but putting ourselves in the shoes that myself and others are in, where we may be struggling with how casual or forward to be today, tomorrow, next week, etc. Thank you all for reiterating your principle in this case (and for the specific tips on how to perhaps talk to donors about this)
Link to IDEAS book here: https://ideas-global.org/transformational-evaluation/
And thanks everyone! ;)
Thank you. Very stimulating!
Thanks! Very exciting to see what is happening!
thank you very much, keep us in the zoom