Evaluating in times of social distancing

DATE / TIME 16/09/2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am



University of Essex – ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre

As COVID-19 spreads globally, a massive health, humanitarian and development crisis is challenging evaluators, programme managers and stakeholders to adapt the way the impact of their programmes and interventions are evaluated. In a world of turmoil and constant change, how can evaluation adapt to meet the challenges of a world pandemic and make the most of the opportunities presented?

This session will be particularly useful to evaluators, programme/project managers and anyone with an interest on how to assess the impact of interventions at times of a pandemic crisis. Join us for a webinar by Senior Research Officer Dr. Kakia Chatsiou who will be sharing tips and best practice from her own evaluation practice and recent international guidance from UNDP, World Bank, IOE and IFAD.

During the webinar, you will learn more about:

  • Deciding if an evaluation is feasible at all
  • Adapting data collection for monitoring and accountability
  • Ethical aspects of evaluating during a pandemic
  • Evaluating hard to reach areas or populations
  • Disseminating your evaluation findings more widely, promoting accountability and trust in a period of uncertainty.

This is part of a series designed to help you bounce back from COVID-19. Become more resilient and take advantage of the benefits data can bring.

This webinar will be held on Wednesday 16th September at 10:30am. Register your place on Zoom.