Integrity to participate in the American Evaluation Association’s 33rd Annual Conference
Integrity is excited to participate in the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) 33rd annual conference taking place in Minneapolis this week! This year’s theme is “Paths to the Future of Evaluation” and our staff will be leading two presentations on practical approaches and emergent tools and methods for conducting M&E and learning in fragile and complex environments.
Our US office’s Head of Programs, Kelly Skeith, and our Senior M&E Specialist, Kathryn Rzeszut, will be presenting, along with colleagues from IRI and PACT, on the key distinctions they see between MERL work in more stable development contexts versus fragile/conflict environments and providing examples from Integrity’s work to demonstrate how these distinctions play out in real world contexts and how the related challenges can be mitigated. This session was selected to be a Presidential Strand presentation by AEA President Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas and her program chairs. Presidential Strand presentations feature in-depth education sessions that focus on this year’s theme.
Our Senior MEL Manager, Mark Oldenbeuving, from our London office will be sharing his experience utilizing the Actor-based Change (ABC) Framework to conduct contribution analysis on an empowerment and accountability program in Pakistan, along with a colleague from Mathematica.
In addition to leading sessions and joining discussions with our colleagues throughout the conference, we would love to learn more about your organizations and share more about our work. Please reach out to any of our colleagues at AEA to chat about opportunities to work together.
Thursday November 14:
Complex Contribution – using the Actor-Based Change Framework to conduct contribution analysis as an internal MEL tool
10:30 AM–11:15 AM
Saturday November 16:
Presidential Strand Presentation: When Adaptation Isn’t Optional: Strategies for Evaluation and Learning in Fragile Environments
9:15 AM–10:00 AM