I have been getting excited about process tracing recently; for example, as used in this report that evaluates 25 collective impact initiatives. Process tracing is a way to back a claim about contribution without using experimental techniques. However, when I talk about process tracing to my non-evaluator colleagues, their eyes glaze over and I can almost hear them groan. They want to know: “Isn’t there a simpler approach we can use ourselves?” So while the geek in me loves process tracing a...
Shared measurement is a core part of collective impact  (CI), a form of place-based approach to collaborative, community-directed efforts to bring about social change. In a nutshell, shared measurement is the “use of a common set of measures to monitor performance, track progress towards outcomes, and learn what is and is not working in the group’s collective approach” (John Kania, FSG). Why shared measurement Shared measurement involves collecting data and measuring results consistently on ...
Liz Bloom, Consultant (Clear Horizon) As a new staff member at Clear Horizon it was very helpful to attend Clear Horizon’s Integrated Design, Evaluation and Engagement with Purpose (InDEEP) training recently here in Melbourne. The training was facilitated by the ‘evaluators’ here at Clear Horizon as well as the ‘designers’ from The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI). Having both perspectives in the room led to some great learnings around the integration of evaluation and Human C...
Clear Horizon is contracted to provide monitoring and evaluation advisory support for the Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons (AAPTIP). The supports include: Providing strategic and technical advice on finalising the overarching Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework and sub-program M&E plans and tools. Developing case studies to demonstrate AAPTIP’s contribution to the development of some policies related to trafficking in-person using Significant Instances of Policy ...
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is contracting Clear Horizon to provide Quality Investment Support Services (QISS) for the Australian Aid Program in Indonesia, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Mekong region, Nauru and some Pacific countries. This service includes technical and advisory support and focuses on improving quality of M&E at all stages of the investment cycle through practical and timely assistance. This service also assists DFAT to improve the...
Clear Horizon undertook a mid-term review of the Tuvalu Fisheries Support Programme (TFSP) funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The evaluation used a theory-based approach, which included testing the existing Theory of Change (ToC) against results to date and identifying what was working and what wasn’t and why. Clear Horizon worked with a local consultant to collect data. The evaluation identified strengths and gaps, including factors that constrained the ...
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 ...