Clear Horizon conducted an evaluation of the delivery of the New Zealand Scholarships Programme to students selected to study at one of ten New Zealand tertiary institutions. The approach to this evaluation included a mixed methods design of the data collection and analysis to provide both depth and breadth of evidence and a collaborative approach, working closely with the MFAT programme team to ensure the findings and recommendations provided can be utilised in the future iterations of the ...
Clear Horizon carried out an evaluation of two Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) funded programmes that support the New Zealand Government’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Policy targeting Pacific workers: the Strengthening Pacific Partnerships (SPP) programme implemented by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) the RSE Worker Training Initiative (known as Vakameasina) implemented by Fruition Horticulture. The evaluation used a theory-driven and mixed-metho...
Clear Horizon conducted a cross-cutting issues evaluation for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in 2016. MFAT was looking at improving ways to integrate cross cutting issues within their aid policies, programs and activities to strengthen development outcomes while ensuring any risks were minimised. The evaluation was executed in two stages. The first stage included a literature synthesis, desktop review, preliminary consultations and a workshop with MFAT stakehold...
In 2016, Clear Horizon was collaborating with SOLIDARITAS to support the development of a comprehensive framework for organisational-level Results Management System (RMS) for the United Nations Global Pulse (Pulse Lab Jakarta). The Results Management framework was developed to enable rapid and ongoing improvements in the way Pulse Lab undertakes its work; to support knowledge generation by understanding what drives success and the impact of Pulse Lab’s work and to better communicate stories ...
Since 2017, Clear Horizon has been providing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) support for Partnership for Knowledge-based Poverty Reduction (PKPR) and Local Solutions to Poverty (LSP) facility, implemented by the World Bank in Indonesia. The programs are funded by a Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF). The Partnership for Knowledge-based Poverty Reduction (PKPR) forms one part of the World Bank’s Indonesia program that works with the Government of Indonesia to strengthen evidence-based policy and p...
Clear Horizon and GHD Pty Ltd (GHD) are partners in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) House (Buka Hatene) in Timor-Leste. M&E House is a four-year investment funded by the Australia’s development program. M&E House provides M&E technical and advisory services to the Australian Embassy in Timor-Leste and implementing partners to collect and use credible information to improve Australia’s development program. The overall goal for M&E House is to ensure that Australia’s aid program is high perfor...
Clear Horizon was engaged, between 2016 and 2017, to facilitate and support a partner-led evaluation of KNOWFOR. KNOWFOR was a forestry research and knowledge program funded by the UK Government. It was a partnership program between the Department for International Development (DFID) and three implementing partners (Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR); the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); and the World Bank Programme of Forests (PROFOR)). A partner-led ev...
Recently, a few of the members from the Social Innovation Team at Clear Horizon were lucky enough to attend the Complexity and Evaluation conference, led by Collaboration for Impact. It was a busy couple of days and a fantastic chance to learn more about how to work in social innovation spaces in ways that don’t stifle big, messy and exciting, systems change initiatives. Critical systems Kate McKegg ’s presentation on critical systems challenged us to critically reflect on our role within a ...
As part of our internal staff capacity building at Clear Horizon, we organise fortnightly learning and development sessions. Last week we discussed adult learning principles and styles, and how these guide the facilitation process of training activities and workshops that we deliver. In the 1970’s, Malcolm Knowles coined the term “andragogy” which refers to methods and principles used in adult education. Later in 1984, he identified six adult learning principles including: The need to know: ...
I recently attended a five-day course on Qualitative Comparative Analysis run by the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research at the Australian National University. Apart from wanting to be a university student again, if only for a week, I wanted to better understand QCA and its use as an evaluation method. QCA is a case-based method that attempts to bridge qualitative and quantitative analysis through capturing the richness and complexity of individual cases, while at the sam...