American Evaluation Association's Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

Join staff and partners of USAID’s Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, along with experts throughout the agency, at Evaluation 2018, the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association. We will be presenting or chairing the following sessions*.

*Please note these sessions are subject to change. Visit the Evaluation 2018 website for the most up to date session information.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Application of Evaluability Assessment to Strengthen Evaluation Quality and Use at the USAID

05:45 PM - 06:30 PM, Hilton - Center St. Meeting Room A
Demonstration - Session Number: 2353
Alphonse Bigirimana, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, USAID Bureau for Africa, and Jean Paul Pétraud, PhD, MECap Fellow, Impact Evaluations, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning


Assessing Evaluation Quality at USAID: Recent Experiences Applying Rigorous Protocols

05:45 PM - 06:30 PM, CC - Grand Ballroom B
Panel, Session Number: 1233
Frank Higdon, Evaluation Team Lead, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning; Elena Walls from E3/ED; Jennifer Kuzara, MECap Fellow, Monitoring and Evaluation, USAID Bureau for the Middle East; and Tonya Giannoni, Chief of Party, Social Solutions International

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Systems Approaches to Organizational Development

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM, Hilton - Veterans Meeting Room A
Panel, Session Number: 1906
Frank Higdon, Evaluation Team Lead, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning; Heather Britt, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Social Solutions International; Kris Saarlas, Senior M&E Advisor, Social Solutions International, and Tonya Giannoni, Chief of Party, Social Solutions International


Friday, November 2, 2018

Working with Assumptions: Understanding How Evaluators Make Decisions About Capturing Reality/Context

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM, Hilton - Veterans Meeting Room B
Panel, Session Number: 1852
Winston Allen, Senior Evaluation Specialist, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning

How Can MEL Tools Lead Adaptive Management?

08:00 AM- 9:00 AM, Hilton - Center St. Meeting Room A
Panel, Session Number: 2395
Monica Matts, Senior Learning Advisor, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning; Kerry Bruce, Executive Vice President, Social Impact; Salman Jaffar, Senior Program Director, Social Impact; TBD, Thought Works

Operationalizing and Advancing Impact Evaluation Standards

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM, CC - 26C
Multi Paper, Session Number: 2852
Bhavani Pathak, Evaluation Advisor, USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment; Jean Paul Pétraud, PhD, MECap Fellow, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning; Molly Hageboeck, Senior Advisor for Research and Evaluation, Management Systems International; Thomaz A Almeida, Data Analyst, Management Systems International

Issues of Evaluation Design and Quality: Empirical and Theoretical Analysis

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM, Hilton - Center St. Meeting Room B
Panel, Session Number: ICCE5
Winston Allen, Senior Evaluation Specialist, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning

Measuring the Intangible: Tips from USAID Partners on How to Measure the Impact of Organizational Learning and Adapting

05:45 PM - 06:45 PM, CC - Global Center Ballroom A
Demonstration, Session Number: 1442
Kristin Lindell, Manager: Monitoring, Evaluation,and Learning at USAID LEARN; Keith Ives, Co-Founder and CEO, Causal Design; Ben Fowler, Co-Founder and Principal, Market Share Associates; Monica Matts, Senior Learning Advisor, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning; Corie Walsh, Assistant Program Officer, Mercy Corps


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Can't You Count? Using Numbers in Qualitative Evaluations

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM, Hilton - Center St. Meeting Room C
Roundtable, Session Number: 1619
Jerome Gallagher, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, DevTech Systems, and Jennifer Kuzara, MECap Fellow, Monitoring and Evaluation, USAID Bureau for the Middle East

Design Strategies for Impact Evaluations: A New Tool to Get the Evidence Right

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, CC - 20
Panel, Session ID: 2363
Jean Paul Pétraud, PhD, MECap Fellow, Impact Evaluations, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning; Molly Hageboeck, Senior Technical Advisor at Management Systems International; and Mateusz Pucilowski, Director of Impact Evaluation at Social Impact

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October 29, 2018 - November 3, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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October 29, 2018

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