Content tagged with “Evaluation Theory and Methods”
So... What Are We Measuring Here? We’re constantly bombarded with rankings, everything from best cities in the US to top (study?) party schools.  With Penn’s annual Global GoTo Think Tank Index...
Tags: Advocacy Strategies, Evaluation Theory and Methods, Philanthropy
Last Chance to RSVP for our Upcoming Breakfast!Our next advocacy evaluation breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30th, from 8:15 to 9:45AM.  Alex Toma will be here to talk about...
Tags: Advocacy Strategies, APEP News, Evaluation Theory and Methods
APEP at the AEA ConferenceWe braved long security lines (and in-flight coffee of "questionable" quality) to make our way to Minneapolis for the AEA’s annual conference. Yes, it rained…and snowed. But...
Tags: Advocacy Strategies, Evaluation Theory and Methods
Painting the World with Numbers Earlier this year, Foreign Policy published the Fund for Peace’s annual Failed States Index. Simply put, the higher a country scores on the ...
Tags: foreign affairs, Evaluation Theory and Methods
Words in Reality & Reality in Words Politicians use words in an effort to change reality; but reality and history also change words. That’s Mark Forsyth’s argument in his pithy TED talk. We often...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy Strategies
Pay it Forward At the request of one of our clients, we attended The Economist’s World Oceans Summit in Singapore a few months ago. This week, we received a follow-up note asking Summit attendees for...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy Strategies
If It Looks Like A Duck, Swims Like a Duck, and Quacks Like a Duck… Is it a duck?  Well, not necessarily. That’s what we tell clients trying to understand how events or trips they’ve hosted...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy and Social Media, Advocacy Strategies
Kiss Me, I’m Irish! As you may know, last Saturday was Bloomsday, an annual celebration honoring Ireland’s greatest export (not Guinness, that other one). We’ve tried to read Ulysses many times—the...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy Strategy, International Politics
Global Health Policy Networks At our last advocacy evaluation breakfast, American University professor Jeremy Shiffman presented on his work for the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Advocacy and...
Tags: Education, global health, Evaluation Theory and Methods
Bipartisanship?! Really? The Kaiser Family Foundation published the results of their latest poll of the American public—this time on spending in global health projects in the developing world. The...
Tags: Education, Philanthropy, global health, Evaluation Theory and Methods, US Politics