On Friday, 7th November, Ann K. Emery will give the next Kampala Evaluation Talk on the topic of Data Visualisation for Evaluation. The talk will answer the following questions:
- What is data visualisation?
- How is it useful for evaluators?
- What current trends in the field should evaluators be aware of?
Ann K. Emery will also share some insights into her experiences as Co-Chair of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Data Visualization and Reporting Topical Interest Group, to inform those interested in starting similar groups in Uganda.
The Host: The QED Group
The QED Group works with the USAID/Uganda Mission to implement its Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Program. QED provides knowledge and learning, monitoring and evaluation, and technical support services to the Mission over the course of a five year period. (More information: http://www.qedgroupllc.com/project/usaiduganda-monitoring-evaluation-and-learning-program)
The Evaluation Capacity Development Project
The ECD Project started in April 2012 and is implemented by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), in cooperation with GIZ. The objective of German support is for ministries, public institutions and civil society organisations to use professional monitoring and evaluation for decision making, in line with international standards. In the first programme phase (2012 – 2014), focus is on creating necessary preconditions for conducting professional evaluations in Uganda. The Project has four Intervention areas: Awareness-raising; National Evaluation Standards; Evaluation training; and a Master in Evaluation. (More information: http://ecduganda.wordpress.com/)
The Uganda Evaluation Association
The Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA) is a key partner of the ECD project. On 25 Nov 2013, the UEA presented the 1 st version of the Uganda Evaluation Standards to the community of professional evaluators in Uganda and the public. The UEA is becoming the networking and learning platform for the growing community of evaluators in Uganda, and encourages evaluation capacity building of its members. The UEA is becoming the networking and learning platform for the growing community of evaluators in Uganda, and encourages evaluation capacity building of its members. (More information: http://www.ugandaevaluationassociation.org/)