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Transformation and the Measurement Challenge

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on June 21, 2017

What is the relationship between traditional measures, such as national indices, log frames, results frameworks, and efficiency concepts, with the complex quality of transformation? How can/should the field of knowledge and practice advance? This webinar brings together three people who are leading the development of this question from diverse perspectives, to support identifying actions to advance the state of the art.

Tuesday, June 27. 10:00 ET, 16:00 CET/18:30 India

1) Eeva Furman, Director – Finnish Environment Institution: Eeva is also Chair of Finland’s Sustainable Development Expert Panel and a member of the working group drafting the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Report. The working group is comprised of 15 eminent scientists and experts from around the world. The group’s task is to monitor and assess global progress in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Eeva will provide an overview of the approach to the GSDR, and a workgroup on transformation pathways.

2) Michael Quinn Patton, Founder and CEO – Utilization-Focused Evaluation: Micheal is particularly associated with “developmental evaluation”; he books include one by that name. He is one of only two recipients of both the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award (awarded by the Evaluation Research Society and subsequently by the American Evaluation Association) for “outstanding contributions to evaluation use and practice” and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for lifetime contributions to evaluation theory (awarded by the American Evaluation Association), an independent organizational development and program evaluation organization.

3) Fred Carden – Principal, Using Evidence: As a consultant Fred focuses on improving the use of evidence in complex development challenges. He was previously in Jakarta with the Knowledge Sector Initiative, a 15-year Australian funded project to support the knowledge to policy cycle in Indonesia. He continues to support this initiative as senior research advisor. Until 2013, he was Director, Evaluation at the International Development Research Centre in Canada. He is the author and co-author of a number of publications including “Knowledge to Policy: Making the most of development research” and “Outcome Mapping”.

Register here.

For previous webinars in this series on the SDGs and transformation, go here.

This Webinar is organized by the SDG Transformation Forum, hosted by Future Earth, and supported by the Future Earth Transformation Knowledge Action Network, Transformations2017, and Geneva2030.

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