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CECAN Workshop: Commissioning Complex Evaluations

CECAN Workshop

 

CECAN Workshop - Commissioning Complex Evaluations

 

Monday 29th April 2019, 10:00 - 16:00 

Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5DG

You are warmly invited to join us for this workshop hosted by CECAN, the Centre for Evaluating Complexity Across the Nexus.  

 

Workshop Overview: 

Many policies are ‘complex’, that is, they have multiple objectives and multiple actors with possibly conflicting objectives, feedback loops, and policy outcomes that are dependent on the details of the policy history. Evaluating such policies is correspondingly difficult, because often the impact of the policy is unpredictable and the outcomes may be highly context dependent.  

CECAN Workshop: What Good Data could do for Evaluation

CECAN Wokshop

 

CECAN Workshop - What Good Data could do for Evaluation 

 

25th February 12:30 - 16:00 GMT

Augusta Ada Room, The Alan Turing Institute, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

You are warmly invited to join us for this workshop jointly hosted by the Alan Turing Institute and CECAN, the Centre for Evaluating Complexity Across the Nexus.

 

Workshop Overview:

The rise of data science has opened up a number of opportunities for government policy planning and complex evaluation. Although both data science and evaluation involve using data to better understand a particular issue, the benefit of using data science for policy evaluation has still to be established. After all, as Rogers et al. (2015) sum up:

CECAN Workshop: New Approaches to the Participatory Steering and Evaluation of Complex Adaptive Systems

 
CECAN Workshop
 

Call for Participation - CECAN Workshop: New Approaches to the Participatory Steering and Evaluation of Complex Adaptive Systems

Barnett Hill Hotel, Surrey

12 - 14 February 2019

Please note, the closing date for this call for participation has now passed and we are unable to accept any further applications.

 

CECAN Webinar: Risk Analysis at the Food Standards Agency post EU-Exit: The role of economics and social science in informing risk management

 

FSA

 

CECAN Webinar - Risk Analysis at the Food Standards Agency post EU-Exit: The role of economics and social science in informing risk management

 

6th February 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Presenter: Vanna Aldin

You are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar...

 

Webinar Overview:

CECAN Webinar: How to evaluate – or commission an evaluation – when everything is messy

 

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar - How to evaluate – or commission an evaluation – when everything is messy

Or – don’t panic – evaluation might just be the answer!

 

30th January 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Presenters: Dione Hills and Helen Wilkinson, facilitated by Martha Bicket

You are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar...

 

Webinar Overview:

Helen, Dione and Martha are all part of a CECAN team that has been developing guidance for evaluation practitioners and commissioners struggling with complex interventions – and particularly those working in complex policy areas. The guidance was requested by the government team of evaluators who are revising the Magenta Book (Cross government guidance on evaluation) with the idea of having an annex on complex evaluation ready for when this is published.

CECAN Webinar: The Pluralistic Evaluation Framework for Policy Evaluation

 

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar  - The Pluralistic Evaluation Framework for Policy Evaluation

20th November 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Presenter: Richard Gunton

You are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar...

 

Webinar Overview:

In a democratic system, how can we show that a policy has improved a complex situation in a way that represents good use of public funds? “Improve” and “good” are very general words, calling for pluralistic evaluation. That is, to do justice to the complexity of a situation, evaluations should account for (a) the different kinds of systems that a policy may impact simultaneously, (b) the values of different stakeholders, and (c) the different ways in which any stakeholder may value changes to a situation. A comprehensive evaluation ought to account for the wide range of interests that may be held by diverse stakeholders concerning the multiple components of a situation of interest.