This is the first of a three part blog post looking at the three 'classic' challenges in evaluation: measurement, attribution and aggregation. Each blog post starts with a brief summary of the challenge, and then concentrates on trying to offer a different way of looking at the challenge and the issues that surround it. At the end of each blog post I hope to offer some practical tools or ideas that could be used by organisations seeking to effect change. more >
I love evidence based interventions. In fact if I am arguing with my girlfriend about something other than the washing up, one of the first things I do is ask, what’s the evidence for that? (Which I am sure makes me an absolute joy to live with).
“The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them”
There has been a lot of talk in the sector recently around developing common and shared approaches to measurement. Of course I am supportive of this if it enables a better understanding of social change and ultimately improves our work. more >