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The Balancing Act of Developmental Evaluation

The Balancing Act of Developmental Evaluation

Partners for Impact has been working on the Kaleidoscope Project since 2019. It has moved through very different phases. During the first four years, the focus was on improvising places and spaces in order to support the social-emotional well-being of young children....

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Building a Theory of Change by Combining Outcomes

Building a Theory of Change by Combining Outcomes

Monday, July 03, 2023 In program evaluation a Theory of Change (TOC) is “a description and graphic illustration of the processes of how and why a desired change is expected to happen in a particular context, sometimes used interchangeably with program theory.1” ...

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What Is An Outcome?

What Is An Outcome?

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 I know I should not be surprised, but we all have different pictures of the world. That said, sometimes it is helpful if we can begin to build a common picture, and in this case a common definition. As someone who completes evaluations, builds...

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Building Capacity for Community Change #1

Building Capacity for Community Change #1

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Capacity means “the maximum amount that something can be contained.” It also means “an individual’s physical or mental ability;” and “the facility or power to produce, perform or deploy”  So, to build capacity would include anything that is done...

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