September 20, 2021

This webinar, Rethinking Evaluator Competencies in an Age of Discontinuity: Evaluation’s Response to the Pandemic served as an introduction to the issues that need to be considered to develop evaluator competencies in 2021.

We were joined by an international panel of leading evaluators and program designers who are active in conducting evaluations as well as teaching in evaluation. Please click on the names of presenters below to link to a summary of the presentations, slides and the videos. A synthesis of key learnings from this first webinar is also included.

Presentations and slides

Ray Pawson, based in the UK, a leading scholar on evidence-based policy and evaluation methodology and the developer of Realist Evaluation and Realist Synthesis.

Benita Williams, a leading South African evaluator and Director of a consultancy organization. Benita was a founding member of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) and has been active in building capacity of VOPEs.

Madhu Khetan, a leading evaluation practitioner based in India and Programme Director at PRADAN, a non-governmental and non-profit organization that works with India’s rural poor.

Rogers Mutie, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the International Organization for Migration based in South Africa. He’s also the author of a recent book, Cracking the Monitoring and Evaluation Career: Ten Other Competencies That Will Drive Excellence in Your M&E Practice.

Thomas Schwandt, a leading US-based evaluation scholar, based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His latest book, Evaluating and Valuing in Social Research, is relevant to this topic.

Watch all webinar one presentations