Let’s bridge the cultural divide: why evaluation and anthropology need each other
posted by Research Analyst Alessandra Prunotto reflects on the Australian Anthropological Society conference, 2-5 December 2019. on 19 Dec 2019

This year’s Australian Anthropological Society conference in Canberra was themed “Values in anthropology, values of anthropology”. With this focus on values, you might assume that there would be a panel on evaluation, or at least a paper or two.

But there wasn’t.

How is this p...

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Resilient Sydney
posted by Nathan Delbridge on 6 Dec 2019

Clear Horizon’s Sustainable Futures team are working with the Resilient Sydney Office to develop an M&E Framework for the five-year Resilient Sydney Strategy.

The Strat...

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From domestic to international: reflections on transferring to the international evaluation space
posted by Kaisha Crupi on 3 Dec 2019

Kaisha Crupi is a consultant at Clear Horizon and has recently made the move from the domestic Sustainable Futures team into Clear Horizon International. Below is a reflection piece from Kaisha, discussing her learnings and observations in her new role.

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2019 Changefest: Evaluation Tools session
posted by Dr. Ellise Barkley on 29 Nov 2019

Evaluation Tools session, with Monique Perusco (Jesuit Social Services and Working Together in Willmot), Skye Trudgett and Ellise Barkley (Clear Horizon)

Our session started with a contextual summary of the work and characteristics of ‘Together in Will...

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The 2019 Australian Evaluation Society Conference – For a first-time attendee and emerging Evaluator
posted by Elliott Tester on 24 Oct 2019

By now I’ve had a few weeks to reflect on my first Australian Evaluation Society conference, where I was exposed to an amazing variety of evolving and inspiring ideas from within the Australasian evaluation community.

On the first day I found myself inspired by Dr Tracey Westerman, ...

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Big promises and digital staff
posted by Reflections on the first Digital Transformation Summit by Jen Riley, CIO at Clear Horizon on 4 Oct 2019

I arrived 2 hours late to the Digital Transformation Summit in Canberra because something had gone wrong with Microsoft which caused havoc with aviation booking systems. The incident was a salient reminder of how dependent we are on technology. The embracing of digital transformation is we...

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AES International Evaluation conference Day 2!
posted by Day 2 reflections from Carina Calzoni on 18 Sep 2019

It’s been an amazing AES conference so far – lots of interesting topics and great conversations. Like Jess, the highlight for me so far has been the key note speaker from day one, Dr Tracey Westerman – an Aboriginal woman from the Pilbara in WA. She has been a trail blazer in Aboriginal me...

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AES International Evaluation Conference Day 1!
posted by Day 1 reflections from Jess Dart on 17 Sep 2019

Dr Tracey Westerman, proud Aboriginal woman, had me totally gripped throughout her keynote presentation on Day 1 at the AES International Evaluation Conference. She began with the statistic that Australia has the highest rate of child suicide in the word. But she cautioned us to be optimis...

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Progress 2019
posted by by Kaisha Crupi and Shani Rajendra on 22 Aug 2019

Progress 2019 was held

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What's missing in the facilities debate
posted by By Dave Green on 5 Jun 2019

Both facilities themselves and debates on their effectiveness have proliferated in recent years. Working papers,

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Measuring progress of place-based approaches:
posted by Logan Together Progress Report released on 4 Jun 2019

Last week the Queensland Government released the Progress Report and 'Statement of Achievement'

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Series on Indigenous evaluation- Connection and Community
posted by Reflection from Liz Bloom on 22 May 2019

This blog forms Part 2 of a 4 part blog series outlining the learnings and reflections of my two colleagues and I who were fortunate enough to attend the 2019 Indigenous Peoples Evaluation conference in Rorotura, New Zealand.

The conference was an inspiring and transformative experien...

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Complexity & Evaluation Conference April 2019
posted by Jess Dart with contributions from the Clear Horizon team on 2 May 2019

I had the pleasure of being a co-convenor of this year’s evaluation and complexity conference along with Mark Cabaj and Kate McKegg hos...

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Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) reflection
posted by on 9 Apr 2019

Our Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) course ran at the end of March. This is our most comprehensive course running over 5 days.

We had an enthusiastic group of participants from a variety of organisations including some of our newer staff.

Carina Calzoni was the lead...

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GovComms podcast - Social problems & digital solutions, with Jenny Riley
posted by on 2 Apr 2019

Jen Riley our Digital Transformation lead recently spoke with David Pembroke on a GovComms podcast. The topic of discussion was Social problems & digital solutions.

Areas discussed in this episode:

  • The importance of simplicity in communicati...

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Series on Indigenous Evaluation - Part 1
posted by by Nikki Bartlett on 20 Mar 2019

As part of Clear Horizon’s commitment to supporting Indigenous self-determination, three consultants traveled to Rotorua, New Zealand, to participate in the first Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Evaluation. To say that we were privileged, humbled, moved and challenged w...

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Spotlight on the big M
posted by Damien Sweeney on 14 Feb 2019

A reflection on the recent Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) ‘Evaluation of DFAT Investment Level Monitoring Systems’ (Dec 2018)

Disclaimer: the views expressed below are solely those of Damien Sweeney and do not represent Clear Horizon’s.

The ODE recently released a repor...

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BreathIn Blog 2 - Did we get to generative listening?
posted by By Zazie Tolmer on 12 Feb 2019

In parallel, to our reflections on our work through the Breath In sessions, we have been working out how we can do Breath Ins in a way that is worthwhile for all involved, that respects our associated ‘responsibilities’ and manages for some of the inherent conflicts present in the group.

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BreathIn Blog 1 - What are we learning about theory of change and reporting for initiatives aiming for transformation?
posted by By Zazie Tolmer on 12 Feb 2019

At a recent BreathIn session,…

(Wait a what? - A Breath In is like of community of practice, its where we get to stop and reflect collectively across the work we and others are doing to test, stretch and create ideas and practice)

… Jess Dart, Ellise Ba...

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DFAT Evaluation of Investment Monitoring Systems
posted by By Byron Pakula on 23 Jan 2019

At Clear Horizon, we have been grappling with how to effectively – and efficiently – improve the monitoring, evaluation and learning of programmes. Over the many years of experience, and across the range of programmes and partners we work with, one thing remains abundantly clear: the qual...

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2019 New Years resolution blog
posted by on 16 Jan 2019

The New Year has once again reared its head, leaving the dusty resolutions of 2018 on the cupboard shelf next to the re-gifted ‘bad santa’ present from last December’s Christmas party (unless you got home made sweets or condiments that is!!). Whether our Clear Horizonites had relaxing trop...

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Executive Leadership team change!
posted by By Carina Calzoni on 6 Dec 2018

Last month saw a significant change at Clear Horizon, with the introduction of a new leadership model to support our growth and areas of focus in line with our 2020 strategic plan.

Clear Horizon, founded in 2003, has evolved to become a world-leading evaluation consultancy. We curr...

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Navigating PBAs
posted by By Zazie Tolmer on 29 Nov 2018

This blog was prompted by a coffee catch up with Anna Powell, from Collective Ed. in Tasmania and Meg Beilken from Children and Youth Area Partnerships in Victoria. We were sharing our experiences working on place-based initiatives and felt that having a ‘map’ to navigate through the differ...

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What’s your impact!
posted by by Damien Sweeney on 22 Nov 2018

The term ‘impact’ is increasingly seen on products, from toilet paper to water bottles. But what does impact mean?

Impact is used widely in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), with a range of definitions depending on how the term is applied. There’s impact evaluation, impact as...

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Whose Value is It Anyway?
posted by By Samiha Barkat on 20 Nov 2018

The Development Assistance Committee spent around USD146.6 billion in net official development assistance in 2017. Was this money well spent? Are there more cost-effective ways of achieving the sustainable development goals? With shrinking foreign aid budgets, f...

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Organisational Outcomes
posted by By Lee-Anne Molony on 6 Nov 2018

Organisation-wide strategic and corporate plans generally outline goals and/or outcomes, and set of measures to accompany them, but they are often developed without regard to the theory(s) of change underpinning the change they are seeking, or any analysis of cause and effect.

As a re...

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In search of transformation
posted by A reflection on the AES 2018 Conference on 29 Oct 2018

By Zazie Tolmer

The transformation theme of this year’s evaluation conference in Launceston was very timely. Michael Q. Patton, one of the keynote speakers, pointed out the recent explosion in conferences on transformation but that this is the first evaluation conference to focus o...

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The blue marble flying through the universe is not so small...
posted by By Byron Pakula on 20 Sep 2018

The vivid picture of the ‘tiny blue marble’ as seen from space that is our only home, Earth, conjures many emotions. Though the feeling of smallness is not one of them for me, nor are the challenges that Michael Quinn Patton laid out in his keynote welcome speech at the

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The smallest Russian Doll…
posted by A practitioner's take on developmental evaluation on 10 Sep 2018

By Zazie Tolmer

Late last year an opportunity came up for a Clear Horizon consultant to work full time as an embedded evaluator in a Collective Impact initiative. I jumped at the opportunity and have been part of the backbone team for the last eight months.

Over that time,...

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New Partnership Set to Bring Social Impact Measurement into the Digital Era
posted by on 10 Sep 2018

Digital start-up Navigating Outcomes to join world-class evaluation company Clear Horizon in joint bid to transform Australian social impact landscape.

There were many unknowns when Australian evaluator Jen Riley first set out to create her own social impact consultancy,...

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Agile theory of change
posted by By Jess Dart and Zazie Tolmer on 3 Sep 2018

Over the last few years, as we work more in the social innovation space, our practice has been fruitfully challenged. Ten years ago the majority of our work focused on programs. Increasingly, as evaluators, we provide services across initiatives working towards effecting system cha...

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The what else tool: A basic way to strengthen your impact claims and avoid having egg on your face!
posted by By Jess Dart on 3 Aug 2018

I have been getting excited about process tracing recently; for example, as used in

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Shared measurement versus evaluation in collective impact
posted by By Jess Dart and Jen Riley on 10 Jul 2018

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 th...

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Reflections from the InDEEP training
posted by Integrated Design, Evaluation and Engagement with Purpose. on 11 Jun 2018

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...

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Reflections from the Complexity and Evaluation Conference
posted by By Liz Bloom and Edgar Daly on 6 Jun 2018

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 fant...

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Adult Learning Principles and Styles: Area's to Consider When Delivering Training
posted by A blog by Rini Mowson on 9 Mar 2018

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....

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis – a method for the evaluator’s tool-kit
posted by A new blog from Angelos Blackwood at Clear Horizon on 9 Mar 2018

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 underst...

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Designing Rubrics for Evaluation
posted by A blog from Rini Mowson on 23 Feb 2018

Designing Rubrics for Evaluation Last week, I attended an Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) workshop on “Foundations of Rubric Design”. It was a thought-provoking workshop. Kystin Martens, the presenter of the workshop, explained and challenged our understanding about rubric design...

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Updated 5 day Complexity Aware Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning based and Adaption - CAMELA
posted by on 22 Feb 2018

Our lead facilitators Dr Jess Dart (founding director) and Carina Calzoni (Director) have made an exciting change to the format of Clear Horizon’s 5-day Complexity Aware Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning based and Adaption training ...

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Join Clear Horizon and TACSI for an exciting training event - Register now! Limited spaces
posted by on 15 Feb 2018

Join Clear Horizon and TACSI for a new 3-day training on bringing together the worlds of Design and Evaluation! For more information and to sign up check out the “Evaluation and Design” public training course. You can also see our reflections fr...

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Three Golden Nuggets from the Australian Aid Conference
posted by By Byron Pakula on 14 Feb 2018

Damien Sweeney and I were fortunate enough to participate in the Australian Aid Conference 2018, hosted by the Crawford School at ANU. The conversations in the halls between panels were just as good as the presentations themselves, sparking many nuggets of thoughts to take us through 2018...

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Clear Horizon's 2018 Eval-utions
posted by by Edgar Daly on 7 Feb 2018

It’s that time of year again. The team at Clear Horizon have returned from their respective holidays—hiking the Andes nourished only by water and thoughts of the year to come; making prides of lions more efficient in the African savannah; lying on a desert island accompanied by the wisdom of the ...

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Design & Evaluation – We’re Better Together
posted by By Tom Hannon and Jess Dart on 12 Dec 2017

Last month Clear Horizon and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) had a great time delivering our new and sold out course on reconciling the worlds of Human Centred Design (HCD) & evaluation. Hot off the ...

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Day 3: Washington AEA Conference #Eval17
posted by By Jess Dart on 13 Nov 2017

Day 3 started for me at 8am on evaluation failures. It was a very honest session, (felt a wee bit like giving confession) but a great way to open up the field differently. Stephanie Evergreen shared failing to get people to use effective data visualization, Patricia Rogers got up there and ...

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Days 1 & 2: Washington AEA Conference #Eval17
posted by By Jess Dart on 10 Nov 2017

Wednesday afternoon at the #Eval17 AEA was quite extraordinary - I sat there with over 4,000 evaluators in the plenary as Kathy Newcomer, president of the A...

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Inspired by Michael Patton’s principle-focused evaluation Washington AEA Conference #Eval17
posted by By Jess Dart on 8 Nov 2017

I had the privilege of attending Michael Quinn Patton's workshop on principles-focused developmental evaluation. To be honest, it wasn't what I was expecting; I was thinking I would learn more about developmental evaluation. While I did this, it was also a different and fascinating journey...

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Developing Theories of Action through behaviour change knowledge and practice
posted by Damien Sweeney on 15 Sep 2017

It was a privilege to present in front of a full room at AES 2017! Who knew so many people were interested in behaviour change! Slides from the presentation are here.

Behaviour change interventions undertake activit...

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Technology in M&E: Four questions to help you find your technology solution
posted by By Angelos Blackwood on 13 Sep 2017

Ask M&E professionals about technology in M&E and you will get a mix of excitement and uncertainty. There is excitement about the possibilities that technology can offer, but uncertainty about which technologies to use. Before we wade into this, let’s actually define what we me...

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Interrogating the logic of evaluators’ influence
posted by by Malcolm Ramsay on 8 Sep 2017

The themes I noticed at #AES17 included quite a few disheartening ones: the powerlessness of evidence and knowledge (our fine evaluation products!) in the current socio-political environment; the constraints on evaluators imposed by commissioners (she/he who pays the piper, calls the tune)...

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AES conference 2017 Canberra Reflections
posted by By Jess Dart on 8 Sep 2017

Tired but encouraged after 5 days at the #AES17CBR conference. The keynote speakers were outstanding this year. Three main themes stood out for me.

In different ways, all the keynote speakers challenged us to question th...

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Of sustainability and reconciliation - AES conference 2017 Canberra
posted by By Lee-Anne Molony on 7 Sep 2017

There were two stand-out presentations for me at the #aes17CBR, which concludes in Canberra today. On reflection I’ve realised a large part of why these resonated with me has to do with the values of our business, Clear Horizon Consulting, which aspires to work with people and organisations...

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Understanding Failure to Manage Conflict
posted by This blog is based on on the panel discussions titled “Resolving Conflict in Evaluation Practice”. Panel members include: Anthea Rutter, Patricia Rogers, Jenny Neale, Rick Cummings, Scott Bayley and John Owen on 7 Sep 2017

“Should evaluators avoid conflict?” Anthea posed this incisive question while presenting her case study, only to be retorted by Scott that there is a “difference in managing conflict as opposed to avoiding conflict”. And off it went, an amazing discussion by the panel and the audience me...

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“Without becoming sustainability ready, we [evaluators] are not relevant” – Andy Rowe, AES Conference 2017 Canberra
posted by By Byron Pakula on 6 Sep 2017

What a refreshing talk (call to arms?) from Andy, particularly at 4pm on Day 2 of such a thought-inspiring conference! Andy has thrown down the gauntlet to all of us to make sure that we remain relevant. And Jess Dart, who convened the keynote, also taught us how to say Anthropocene, the...

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Reflections on the Collaborate for Impact conference
posted by By Jess Dart on 21 Jul 2017

Just spent a stimulating three days in Canberra at the Collaborate for Impact conference. It’s all about Collective Impact

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Clear Horizon’s growing partnership with Solidaritas and upcoming joint training
posted by Christina Bagot on 21 Jun 2017

Over the last year Clear Horizon has formed a close working partnership with SOLIDARITAS, a niche M&E consultancy based in Jakarta, Indonesia. This partnership is built on a shared passion for tailoring meaningful M&E solutions for organisations across a range of social, environme...

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A deeper dive into design
posted by Tom Hannon on 20 Jun 2017

This year Clear Horizon has been continuing to learn about the nexus between the growing practice of Design Thinking in social and environmental interventions with evaluative practice.

We’ve enjoyed pulling our own ideas as well as learning from others through the AES Spe...

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Powerful insights and stories of Most Significant Change taking place across Africa!
posted by Marty Pritchard on 20 Jun 2017

Since joining, Clear Horizon earlier this year, I’ve really enjoyed engaging with clients on different ways to elicit and present program outcomes. An interesting and compelling way to collect program outcomes is through personal stories of change using the

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Organisational Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): Masterclass recap
posted by Stuart Raetz on 15 Jun 2017

Recently Clear Horizon ran a Masterclass entitled “Organisational outcomes and meaningful measures”. This Masterclass arose from of our own organisational strategic planning sessions where it became apparent we need to consolidate our knowledge in this space. We are increasingly requested t...

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Slides show of SIPSI methodology
posted by Jess Dart on 30 May 2017

This slide show provides an overview of the SIPSI methodology as presented at the AES 2016 conference. It also provides a case study of how it was used in DFAT Indonesia.

SIPSI technique.pdf

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Evaluating complex social change programs
posted by Vicki Williams on 18 May 2017

I have been involved in evaluation since the early 2000’s and understand that it has been a discipline that has always understood the complexity of the world in which programs are designed and implemented. In many cases evaluation (and here I am talking about the discipline of evaluatio...

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Piloting a ‘light touch’ Episode Study
posted by Stuart Raetz on 16 Nov 2016

Recently we have noticed a groundswell of interest in how to evaluate policy influence; a notoriously slippery thing to catch hold of. This is in part due to the multitude of forces that drive policy change but also because change usually happens over a long period with many different actor...

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Evaluator interrupted
posted by Dr. Jess Dart reflects on the trends and innovations that evaluators should keep an eye on. on 25 Oct 2016

Last week I presented a keynote at the Australian Association for Environmental Education annual conference. The conference theme was “future making”. As a mega science fiction nerd, this got me excited and thinking about the future trends ...

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‘Hold your guns, this is a Summit Workshop’
posted by on 7 Oct 2016

In this blog one of our Senior Consultants Stuart Raetz shares his experience of Summit Workshops.

A ‘summit workshop’ is a workshop that Clear Horizon often runs at the end of a collaborative outcomes reporting (C...

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Highlights from day three of the AES 2016 in Perth, Dr Jess Dart
posted by on 22 Sep 2016

Evidence-based mantra. The day kicked off with Kathryn Newcomer, President Elect of American Evaluation Association (AEA), who described the “evidence-based mantra” that has American decision-makers in its grips. Kathryn gave us a fascinating glimpse into how evidence does, and does...

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Key themes from day two of AES 16: Design and evaluation, by Dr Jess Dart
posted by on 21 Sep 2016

A gap in policy evaluation. On day 2 of the conference, John Owen, our keynote speaker, gave us a comprehensive overview of the territory of evaluation thinking and practice in Australasia. He did some analysis of articles in the

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Reflections from day one at AES 2016 conference, Dr Jess Dart
posted by on 19 Sep 2016

Great first day at the AES conference in Perth and I am proud that Clear Horizon is sponsoring such a great event.

A great start with a strong focus on Culture. Our very own Director, Carina Calzoni, opened the conference and handed over to Shaun Nannup for the welcome to ...

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The national Lifetimewool project: A journey in evaluation
posted by Jess Dart et al on 16 Sep 2016

This paper, co-authored by Dr Jess Dart, discusses the evaluation of the national Lifetimewool project. The objective of this project was to develop practical grazing management guidelines that would enable wool growers throughout Australia to increase lifetime production of wool per hectare f...

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People-Centred Evaluation
posted by Paper presented at the 2006 Australasian Evaluation Society Conference by Dr Jess Dart and Phil McGarry on 16 Sep 2016

This paper outlines the emerging ‘People-Centred Evaluation’ (PCE) approach that guides the development of practical internal monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) frameworks for projects and programs. This approach to developing MEL frameworks is conducted in a participatory manner, an...

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What is Collaborative Outcomes Reporting?
posted by Jess and Zazie are presenting a pre-conference workshop at the AES on COR – so What is it all about? on 16 Sep 2016

Collaborative Outcomes Reporting (COR) is a participatory approach to impact evaluation. It centres on a performance story that presents evidence of how a program has contributed to outcomes and impacts. This performance story is then reviewed by both technical experts and program s...

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Evaluating 10 years later
posted by on 9 Sep 2016

Vicki, one of our Senior Consultants in WA, gives us a taster of her AES presentation.

The 2016 Australasian Evaluation Society (AES to his or her friends) conference is only 2 weeks away and I’m up to version 4 of my presentation. I expect there’ll be another 4 revisions b...

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A chat with Carina Calzoni, 2016 AES Conference Co-Convener
posted by on 5 Sep 2016

Two weeks to go before the 2016 AES Conference starts! Have a look at Carina Calzoni's thoughts, Clear Horizon's director in WA and Conference Co-Convener.

The 2016 AES Conference is getting very close now and we in the Organising Committee are doing our ...

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Re-visiting our New Years Eval-utions for 2016
posted by on 15 Aug 2016

It has been 6 months since some of our consultants committed to diverse New Years Eval-utions. In this blog we check in with them to see how they are progressing.

Jess Dart, Founding Director

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Evaluation of the Victorian Biodiversity Strategy
posted by on 11 Jul 2016

Victoria’s current Biodiversity Strategy was released in 1997. It was published in three volumes, each with a different purpose and target audience.

  • Sustaining Our Living Wealth. Strategic framework outlining general principles against which priorities can be determined
  • Our ...

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Labour Mobility Initiative Independent Progress Report
posted by on 11 Jul 2016

Between 2011 and 2013 the Australian Government established the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme (PSWPS). The PSWPS provided seasonal employment for workers from the Pacific and Timor-Leste in Australia. This evaluation was conducted from late 2012 until early 2013.

The report focuse...

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Regional Landcare Facilitator Initiative Evaluation 2012
posted by on 11 Jul 2016

The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) Initiative is a federal Government initiative that works within the broader Australian Landcare movement to provide support for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management at a national level by:

  • Providing a mechanism for Landc...

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Pollinators Inc – Impact evaluation of a social enterprise
posted by on 11 Jul 2016

This report provides an example of an impact evaluation of a social enterprise (Pollinators Inc.) and its activities. The organisation contracted Clear Horizon to condu...

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Six normative approaches to evaluation
posted by on 11 Jul 2016

Dart, J.J. (2004) Six normative approaches to evaluation

Evaluation is used in many program contexts, in many countries and across many different disciplines. It is also used for many different purposes, and the range of things th...

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Report on outcomes and get everyone involved
posted by on 11 Jul 2016

Dart, J.J. (2008) Report on outcomes and get everyone involved: The Participatory Performance Story Reporting Technique

This paper provides an overview of the emerging technique named Participatory Performance Story Reporting tech...

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A Self-Help Guide for Implementing MSC
posted by on 11 Jul 2016

>Dart, J.J. (2003) A Self-Help Guide for Implementing the Most Significant Change Technique (MSC)
This aim of this guide is to help groups design an MSC system for their program or pro...

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Top 5 tips for evaluation capacity building in your organisation
posted by on 10 Jun 2016

In this post our Senior Consultant and evaluation theory whiz, Caitlin Barry, shares her research into making evaluation capacity building work.

Over the past decade there has been a growing emphasis worldwide on evaluation capacity building (ECB). The increasing need for organisations t...

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Can MSC play a role in program design?
posted by on 10 Jun 2016

In my most recent blog I explored a light bulb moment around Developmental Evaluation. Since then I have been musing about the role of the Most Significant Change Technique (MSC) in design and Deve...

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Welcome to the Ideas Boom
posted by Byron Pakula on 4 Apr 2016

In this post our Principal Consultant, Byron Pakula, shares some thoughts about the design, monitoring and evaluation of innovative research funds.

Across the globe, and particularly in Australia at the moment, more and more emphasis is placed on innovation. “Welcome to the Idea...

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Complexity and Evaluation – bad-breath and inspiration?
posted by Jess Dart on 22 Mar 2016

In this post our Founding Director, Dr Jess Dart, shares some reflections from the recent Complexity and Evaluation in an Uncertain World Conference in Melbourne.

A big focus of the Complexity and Evalua...

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Clear Horizon's 2016 'Eval-utions'
posted by Clear Horizon Team on 28 Jan 2016

It’s that time of the year again where we resolve to re-enter the gym; eat something that resembles a vegetable; and watch less Netflix. We at Clear Horizon are no different. We asked some of our consultants to share their resolutions or ‘eval-utions’ that will guide ...

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