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2 May 2018
       
       
10.00   Registration and refreshments
     
10.30   Welcome and introduction
     
    Julian Barr
President, UK Evaluation Society
       
10.45   Keynote presentation
     
    Professor Ian Boyd
Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
     
11.30   Parallel session 1
       
    1.1 Improving the demand for high quality evaluations and building trust in evaluation evidence
       
      Meeting demand when 'demands' shift: The challenge of evaluation utility in ten year evaluations
Laura Hayward and Tillem Burlace, LTS International

Lessons learnt and key findings about pro-innovation measures addressed to SMEs in Poland, from PARP's evaluation study using the interbranch flows model
Jacek Pokorski, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP)

       
    1.2 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      It works, but how? Understanding the causal pathways of a school-based mentoring programme as an input to programme planning and evaluation: A cognitive mapping approach
Robyn Millar, University of Strathclyde/Strathclyde Business School

Evaluating a suicide prevention helpline: Methodological approaches and challenges
Dr Stephanie Stace and Dr Carlie Goldsmith, Samaritans

       
    1.3 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      Achieving quality in measuring adaptation and learning
Jessica Hayes, Integrity Global

Measure-Learn-Adapt: Evaluative behaviour for adaptive management
Jonathan Patrick, Department for International Development

       
    1.4 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      A live, interactive mini-study on participation and its benefits (90 minutes)
Kate Merriam, Ecorys UK
       
    1.5 Exploring the links between quality dimensions and evaluation use
       
      Real-world quality: Observations and challenges from a predominately formative evaluation of a complex NHS general practice national improvement programme
Fay Sullivan, National Centre for Social Research

Internal vs external evaluations: Lessons on utilisation from the social investment sector
Maria Tarokh, Social Investment Business

       
13.00   Lunch and poster viewing
     
14.00   Keynote presentation:
     
    Dr Zenda Ofir
Honorary Professor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and IDEAS Vice President
       
14.45   Parallel session 2
       
    2.1 Pursuing quality throughout the evaluation cycle
       
      Enhancing quality throughout the evaluation process: Experiences from piloting a new evaluation system in GIZ
Franziska Krisch, GIZ

Raising the bar at each step of the way: New processes to assure quality in evaluation in the Girls Education Challenge
Iram Zahid, Nathan

       
    2.2 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      Evaluation capacity building in practice: A case study of a university-community collaborative approach
Dr Gemma Moore, University College London

Walking the tightrope: Balancing co-production and independence in evaluation
Tarran Macmillan, The Office for Public Management

       
    2.3 Quality of evidence
       
      Mapping standards of evidence in UK social policy
Jonathan Breckon, Alliance for Useful Evidence

EVIRATER – A system for rating research evidence
Cristofer Price, Abt Associates

       
    2.4 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      Supporting innovation through better evaluation: A commissioners' perspective
Dr Usha Boolaky, The Health Foundation

Commissioner-evaluator relationships: Case study of the Climate Public Private Partnership (CP3) evaluation
Rebecca Adler, LTS International
Philip Collins, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

       
    2.5 What is evaluation quality and how to assess it?/Exploring the links between quality dimensions and evaluation use
       
      'My Rome started to be built today': A practical guide to ensuring data quality
Nils Riemenschneider, Oxford Policy Management

Pragmatism rules: Why it's better to evaluate and compromise, than never to evaluate at all
Sally Cupitt, NCVO

       
16.15   Refreshments and poster viewing
       
16.45   Parallel session 3
       
    3.1 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      Using complexity and co-production for quality evaluation: The CECAN experience (90 minutes)
Dr Pete Barbrook-Johnson, Nigel Gilbert, Dione Hills and Alex Penn, CECAN and University of Surrey
       
    3.2 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      New evaluation methods and approaches: Mid-level theories and fully integrated mixed methods
Edoardo Masset, London International Development Centre

Delivering the next generation of Wheels and Wings: New methods to assess the economic impacts of Government funded R&D programmes in the UK automotive and aerospace sectors
Nicole Belsman, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

       
    3.3 Exploring the links between quality dimensions and evaluation use
       
      Applying Qualitative Self-Assessment Scorecards to generate information for monitoring, evaluation and learning within a complex governance programme
Dr Alison Ashlin, Institute of Development Studies

From quality assurance to evaluation use: Reflections from bilateral and multilateral organisations
Greg Gleed, Itad

       
    3.4 Improving the demand for high quality evaluations and understanding what is high quality evaluation
       
      The curious case of the Other Government Departments (OGD): UK aid
Lesley King, LTS International

An evaluation synthesis on the effectiveness of budget support
Magdalena Orth, German Institute for Development Evaluation

       
    3.5 Pursuing quality throughout the evaluation cycle
       
      Challenges in the evaluation of a network of partner relationships in the Forestry, Land-use and Governance (FLAG) project in Indonesia
Dr Rick Davies, Evaluation Consultant

How to establish credible links between cause and effect: The use of causal mechanisms in complex evaluations
Dr Johannes Schmitt, German Institute for Development Evaluation

       
18.30 Close
   
18.30-19.30 Reception
       

 

3 May 2018
       
       
09.00   Registration and refreshments
     
09.30   Parallel session 4
       
    4.1 Improving the demand for high quality evaluations and building trust in evaluation evidence
       
      Challenges and facilitators in gaining buy-in for high quality evaluations: General lessons drawn from the example of AgResults
Dr Tulika Narayan, Abt Associates
Andrew Shaw, UK DFID

Unpacking corporate foundations' demand for robust and innovative evaluation approaches
Dr Rens Twijnstra, Ecorys

       
    4.2 What is evaluation quality and how to assess it?
       
      Common pitfalls in evaluation and how to avoid them: Lessons from Early Intervention Foundation's programme assessment activity
Jack Martin, Early Intervention Foundation

Who pays the price? Impact and influence through cost avoidance evaluation
Dr Pete Welsh, The Office for Public Management

       
    4.3 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      What are ethical standards for evaluation practice?
Kay Lakin, NETSCC, Wessex Institute, University of Southampton

From independent evaluator to learning partner: Reflections on the journey
Rob Lloyd, Itad

       
    4.4 Exploring the links between quality dimensions and evaluation use
       
      Quality dimensions and evaluation use for projects in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Katherine Liakos, IMC Worldwide

Managing trade-offs between different quality dimensions and maximising utilisation in evaluations of agriculture programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa
Kirsty Wilson, LTS International

       
    4.5 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      Lessons for experimental evaluation in practice
Dr Laura Peck, Abt Associates

Mixed method strategies for strengthening internal and external validity: Combining QCA with Quasi-Exp design to evaluate reductions in household vulnerability in Uganda
Dr Carroll Patterson, SoCha

       
11.00   Refreshments and poster viewing
     
11.30   Keynote presentation
     
    Professor Annette Boaz
Professor in Health Care Research, St Georges University of London
     
12.15   Poster prize award
     
12.20   UK Evaluation Society AGM
     
13.00   Lunch
     
14.00   Parallel session 5
     
    5.1 Improving the demand for high quality evaluations and building trust in evaluation evidence
       
      Measuring social norms change in Nigeria: Building and using high quality evidence is a long-term commitment – experience from DFID's Voices for Change programme
Claire Hughes, Itad

Can interactive evaluation websites improve citizen understanding and interaction with overseas development assistance?
Dr Matthew McConnachie, LTS International

       
    5.2 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      Department for Education Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: A case study in generating robust evaluation evidence (90 minutes)
Ben Collins and Dan Clay, Kantar Public
Richard White, Department for Education
       
    5.3 Exploring the links between quality dimensions and evaluation use
       
      Reality bites: Navigating quality and use in a large-scale realist evaluation
Rob Lloyd, Itad

Evaluating Citizen Participation in Parliament
Dr Colin Jacobs, Independent Consultant

       
    5.4 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      Generating useful evidence in challenging locations: A look at a mobile platform for data collections, accountability and remote monitoring
Robert Uden and Ritobaan Roy, Coffey International

Judea Pearl's causal diagrams: A way to unify different paradigms of programme theory?
Stephen Powell, Consultant

       
    5.5 Improving the demand for high quality evaluations and building trust in evaluation evidence
       
      Winning over hearts and minds: Key to moving from evidence to action
Dr Dee Jupp, Palladium

Tools for an adaptive evaluation: Ensuring quality and usability in the evaluation of an experimental programme – the case study of the evaluation of the SPRING business accelerator
Jessica Chu, Coffey International

       
15.30   Refreshments
     
15.45   Parallel session 6
       
    6.1 Improving the demand for high quality evaluations and building trust in evaluation evidence
       
      What makes for a successful formative evaluation?
Tim Vanson, The Office for Public Management

Building demand and increasing engagement with evaluation in health and social care commissioning in the West of England: A case study
Jo Bangoura, West of England Academic Health Science Network

       
    6.2 Pursuing quality throughout the evaluation cycle/What is evaluation quality and how to assess it?
       
      Evaluating the GenH Challenge: Ensuring high quality evaluation of social prize competitions
Lisa Frantzen and Alexandra Zoueva, TCC Group

Random acts of evaluation? Reflections on evidence quality frameworks in complex settings
Matthew Terry, Cloud Chamber

       
    6.3 Improving the demand for high quality evaluations and building trust in evaluation evidence
       
      Minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland: How will we assess its impact?
Clare Beeston, NHS Health Scotland

Healthcare retail standard evaluation: Transferring learning from across public sector settings
Dr Deborah Shipton, NHS Health Scotland

       
    6.4 Exploring the links between quality dimensions and evaluation use
       
      Realist evaluation in international development: Lessons from three years of Itad experience
Edward Hedley, Itad

Balancing internal learning and impartiality: Lessons from the KNOWFOR partner-led evaluation
Tiina Pasanen, Overseas Development Institute

       
    6.5 Approaches to conducting high quality evaluations and generating useful evidence
       
      Approaches for addressing complexity in programme theory: Experiences in applying the Actor-based Change (ABC) Framework to international development programmes and evaluations
Andrew Koleros, Palladium

Appreciative Inquiry as a participatory technique to improve organisational buy-in and evaluation utilisation
Kirsten Mulcahy, Social Investment Business

       
17.15   Close
       

 


   
 

 

     

 

     

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