Emerging Evaluation Experiences

by Brahmachari, Aniruddha

ISBN: 9789354612350
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 5695.00
Biblio : xv+p., col.figs., tabls., 25cm

Author Profile

Aniruddha Brahmachari, is a social sector professional with 20 years experience in Programme Management, Monitoring and Evaluation. Mr. Brahmachari, presently leads the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) division of OXFAM India and is a member of the coordination committee of MEL, OXFAM International. He has worked with LANDESA, IDE, UNDP India, and CARE India. He also headed Social Research division in AC Nielsen ORG-MARG Nepal and spearheaded a wide range of research projects for AC Nielsen ORG MARG India. He obtained M. Phil in Planning and Development from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Masters in Planning and Development from University of Poona and Master of Business Management. <BR> Dr. Rashmi Agrawal is working as Director in NILERD (formerly IAMR). She is a trained professional in Monitoring and Evaluation from IPDET, Carleton University in Canada and a member of IDEAS Board and a founder member of Community of Evaluator South Asia. She is involved in conducting evaluations at various levels. <BR> Samik Ghosh, has 10 years of experience working in social development sector and presently associated with OXFAM India for coordinating Monitoring Evaluation Learning work for its country programme and is engaged as team member of OXFAM International responsible data programme policy. He is qualified and awarded with a degree Master of Arts in Social Work (specialization in Community Health Management and Psychiatric Social Work) from Banaras Hindu University in India. He has worked on issues of Maternal and Child Health Nutrition, Participatory planning, Social Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning for development processes in India and other countries in South Asia. He has previously worked with Government of India supported National Rural Health Mission programme, Academy for Educational Development Inc. for USAID/A2Z India Project and FXB India Suraksha. <BR> Nabesh Bohidar, works with CARE India in Delhi. He has over 17 years of experience in Research and Management. He has authored a number of publications; on women’s empowerment, rights of vulnerable populations, Cross-border Migration, Governance, Sports and on HIV and AIDS. He obtained M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

About The Book

Evaluations for Sustainable Development: Experiences and Learning is a collection of writings on Evaluation of Development Programs in both government and non-governmental settings. It is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills on evaluations—in the field of policy, gender, fragile conditions. It also has a number of papers on innovations in evaluation. The product is collation of years of evaluation experience from the world’s talent; it distills the daunting complexity of evaluation, experiences in different settings of development into clear, concise papers. Whether you are development practitioner, evaluation expert, young professional, student, whether you are on the field or the evaluation office, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better understanding of evaluations?”

Table of Contents

Section I: <BR> EVALUATION POLICY AND ETHICS <BR> 1. Policy Support to Evaluations for Good Governance and <BR> Sustainable Development 3 <BR> Rashmi Agrawal and B.V.L.N. Rao <BR> 2. What Prevents Creating Evaluation Environment? 13 <BR> I.C. Awasthi and G.P.Joshi <BR> 3. Ethical Challenges for Evaluation in India 21 <BR> Alok Srivastava <BR> 4. Programme Evaluation and Evaluation Policy of Karnataka 1969 to 2014 29 <BR> Brijesh Kumar Dikshit <BR> 5. An Evaluation of the System of Evaluation for Developmental <BR> Programmes in India 35 <BR> Manoj Kumar Mishra <BR> 6. A Policy Paper: Reformation and Rationalization of CHCs in Haryana 43 <BR> Ashish Gupta, Vivek Sharma and Pratyush Bishi <BR> 7. Evaluation in India: Retrospect and Prospects 51 <BR> K.N. Pathak <BR> 8. Programme Evaluation in India and the World: Need for a National <BR> Evaluation Policy 61 <BR> B.K. Pandey and Abhishek Mukherjee <BR> Section II: <BR> PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES TO EVALUATION <BR> 9. Study of Administrative Structure of Hospital Management in <BR> 200 Bedded District Hospitals of Haryana 73 <BR> Ashish Gupta <BR> 10. Recognition of Women Farmers at State Level through Institutional <BR> Strengthening and Advocacy: Learning from Evaluation Study in <BR> Uttar Pradesh 83 <BR> Nemthianngai Guite, Samik Ghosh and Aniruddha Brahmachari <BR> Section III: <BR> GENDER AND EVALUATION <BR> 11. An Evaluative Analysis of Unemployment in India 97 <BR> Farha Anis <BR> 12. Review and Learning from an Endline Evaluation Commissioned <BR> by OXFAM India for the Programme “Promoting Violence-Free Lives <BR> for Women from Poor and Marginalized Communities in India” 105 <BR> Aniruddha Brahmachari, Samik Ghosh and Julie Thekkudan <BR> 13. Evaluating Effectiveness of Elected Women Representatives of PRI in <BR> Monitoring Quality of Health Service Provision through <BR> Accountability Checklists 121 <BR> Aparajita Gogoi, Madhu Joshi and Manju Katoch <BR> 14. Experience of Evaluating Gender Integration in Livelihoods <BR> Improvement for Economic Security (LIFE) Project, Nilgiris District, <BR> Tamil Nadu 129 <BR> D. Yeswanth and Sashi Kumar <BR> Section IV: <BR> EVALUATIONS IN FRAGILE CONDITIONS <BR> (HUMANITARIAN CONDITIONS/HARD TO REACH) <BR> 15. Monitoring and Evaluating Humanitarian Aid: Are Aid Information <BR> Management Systems an Adequate Tool? 141 <BR> Neha Kumra <BR> 16. People: The Real Source of Information and Insight: <BR> Evaluation Methodology and Challenges in Fragile Conditions 147 <BR> Khadija Javed Khan <BR> 17. Real Time Evaluations: One NGO’s Experience of Learning <BR> and Improvement of Humanitarian Responses 157 <BR> Vivien Margaret Walden <BR> 18. Research Methods for Understanding and Measuring Impact among <BR> ‘Hard-To-Reach’ Undocumented International Migrants in India 163 <BR> Nabesh Bohidar and Navneet Kaur <BR> 19. Relative Impact of Disaster on Women: An Assessment of 2013 <BR> Disaster in Uttarakh