Convenings

Aspen Evaluation Breakfast Series

The Aspen Institute has over 60 years of experience facilitating dialogue on challenging public policy issues. Through our Aspen Evaluation Breakfast Series, APEP hosts convenings to highlight innovative experts who are shaping and redefining the fields of evaluation and advocacy. In the spirit of dialogue, our convenings feature a brief presentation that serves as a springboard for discussion with audience members – fueled of course by ample breakfast treats and caffeine.

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Upcoming Event: Contribution Analysis in Policy Work

When: February 23, 2018, 8:15 – 9:45 am
Where: 2300 N Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington DC 20037
What: 
Robin Kane and Carlisle Levine will offer an overview of a framework for assessing contribution analysis in policy work, helping evaluators show whether and how advocacy makes a difference. They’ll illustrate the approach through examples from five case studies. Together with co-authors Carlyn Orians and Claire Reinelt, Robin and Carlisle collaborated on a brief from the Center for Evaluation Innovation on using contribution analysis in policy work and a well-attended session at the 2017 American Evaluation Association conference. Robin and Carlisle will present an overview of the challenge and their framework for addressing it. And they’ll engage the audience in thinking critically about the interaction and relationship between advocates and other influences within a complex multi-actor environment. RSVP here!