Nov 01, 2011

American Evaluation Association Conference to Share Findings from IIE-LDM Evaluation

RCLA Deputy Director Amparo Hofmann-Pinilla and consultant Judith Kallick Russell, who jointly directed a participatory evaluation of the Institute of International Education West Coast Center's Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health (LDM) program, will be presenting with LDM Senior Program Officer Julia Hendrickson at the American Evaluation Association's 2011 conference. The year-long RCLA evaluation assessed the LDM program's work to build and sustain a core of emerging and established leaders to improve the delivery of reproductive health and family planning services in five key countries.

The presentation, "Participatory Methodologies: Innovations and Effectiveness in Impact Evaluation," will take place on November 5 in Anaheim, California. The session will share the innovative methodologies behind Participatory Action Research evaluations and will explore how Action Research can contribute to evaluation methodologies in particular fields. The LDM evaluation's unique methodology will provide a starting point for a discussion where participants will grapple with the pros and cons of using various participatory methodologies in program evaluation, with a particular focus on how to best measure influence or impact of a program.

The Executive Summary of the evaluation's Final Report is now available online: "Evaluation of the Institute of International Education West Coast Center's Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health Program from 2006-2011."

Learn more at eval.org.

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