Evaluation Rigor in Action — The Qualitative Comparative Analysis Methods Memo

Authors: Chelsie Kuhn, CLAME Specialist & Alison Harrell, CLAME Specialist Headlight Consulting Services is excited to share our second Methods Memo in a series of more robust products intended to provide how-to guidance for professionals of all levels to implement stronger CLAME practices. This particular memo’s goal is to provide evaluators with practical guidance for

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2023 in Review: Headlight’s Values in Action

Authors: Alison Harrell, Amy Leo, Maxine Secskas, Monica Matts, Rebecca Askin, and Rebecca Herrington When working in complex systems, there’s only so much we can control, and challenges and disruptions are often the norm. In light of this, Headlight staff performance is not evaluated against our project outputs or outcomes, over which we only have

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Why Embeddedness Is Crucial For Use-Focused Developmental Evaluation Support

By Esrael Woldeeyesus Introduction “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” – Albert Einstein In other words, solutions are only as good as the understanding of the problem. The level of detail we know about the problem, such as

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