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Low-tech improvements to evaluation and learning: Reflections from the annual AEA conferen...
The best ways to improve evaluations are less technical than people think. We evaluators have an uneasy attitude to this conclusion--our livelihoods depend on maintaining the impression that we have complex technical knowledge beyond the grasp of ordinary folk. I am not going to do anything to undermine that impression, but it’s striking how much simple, common-sense approaches can improve evaluations. I recently attended the American Evaluation Associate (AEA) conference in Washington, D.C. whe...
Journeys through Uganda: The USAID/Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity’s (L...
This article was co-written by Julianne Norman and Liz Randolph, both from the International Education division of RTI International who were involved in the process described below. Journeys was launched on June 27, 2017 by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Honorable Janet K. Museveni, and the US Ambassador to Uganda, Honorable Deborah R. Malac, during the national commemoration of the Day of the African Child. It has since been rolled out to 2,600 public primary schools in U...