Social Impact will have 16 presenters at the American Evaluation Association annual conference. Evaluation 2017 logoThe largest annual gathering of evaluators, evaluation scholars, and evaluation users will take place in Washington, DC November 6 – 11, 2017. Register now to join us. Please stop by the Social Impact table (number 12) in the exhibit hall. The schedule below highlights the specific sessions with SI participants. Click the title for the full description and additional speakers. You can also follow the conversation on social media using the event hashtag #Eval17.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017   

8:00 AM

Big Data and Evaluation workshop – Kerry Bruce

Wednesday, November 08, 2017        

6:15 PM

Learning from USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Platform Contracts – Eric Lundgren


Survey Measures of Corruption in Evaluation – Daniel Sabet

De-mystifying De-Identifying Data: Approaches to Preparing Public-use Quantitative and Qualitative datasets – Miguel Albornoz, Carina Rosado

Thursday, November 09, 2017  

2:15 PM

Within and Across Case Comparison of Developmental Evaluation (DE) in USAID – Gabrielle Plotkin

3:15 PM

Enhancing Evaluation and Programming: Evidence from Workforce Development RCT in Honduras  – Mike Duthie, Mateusz Pucilowski, Lana Zaman

Mixed Methods Evaluation and Social Issues – Mariana Davila

Overcoming Obstacles to Evaluation Use: Perspectives from Donors and Evaluators – Danielle de Garcia

4:30 PM

Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Divide  – Daniel Sabet

Friday, November 10, 2017       

8:00 AM

Lessons learned from designing and executing ex-post evaluations of international development programs  – Mariana Davila, Jean-Camille Kollmorgen

1:45 PM

Dealing with Incomplete Data and Attrition in Longitudinal Studies – Geetha Nagarajan, Olga Rostapshova, Lana Zaman

4:30 PM

Starting a Successful Developmental Evaluation: Hot Tips and Practical Learnings From Embedded Evaluators – Rebecca Herrington, Gabrielle Plotkin

Saturday, November 11, 2017   

9:15 AM

Triangulating Vulnerability and Resilience Measurements: A Case Study from Ethiopia –  Tasneem Nahar

The Holy Grail of Utilization-Focused Evaluation? Early Lessons from Piloting Developmental Evaluation in the USAID Context – Danielle de Garcia, Rebecca Herrington, Gabrielle Plotkin

10:15 AM

An Overview of the Methods, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned to Measuring Youth Leadership Development through the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – Sierra Frischknecht

11:15 AM

Challenges to adopting innovations in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (and potential solutions!)  – Danielle de Garcia