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Maintain quality, overcome limitations! (Group 1_c )

Our project tackles the issue of maintaining the quality of evaluations despite the limitations COVID- 19 imposes !


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COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the field of evaluation. The IPDET Evaluation Hackathon provides a playground for bringing people together to innovate and bring good solutions that can help reduce the impacts of COVID-19!

Beatriz, Indri, Michelle, Ravi, Ghada and Hiswaty joined together to work on the issue of maintaining the quality of evaluations despite the limitations COVID- 19 imposes !


09.07.2020 21:13 Yesterday, we had our first meeting and we are working on a shared board in Miro. We defined the work tools and brainstormed about the three main questions. Several responses on the challenges to maintaining quality were provided on aspects like evaluation tools, adequate resources, communication and others.

---Today, the team met to continue the work on the collaborative platform. It was very interesting to know the areas of expertise of each colleague! We also reviewed the first suggestions inserted in the collaborative platform, ensuring that all ideas brought by members were incorporated. Finally, we made the first presentations of possible cases to be considered, discussed the reasons and basic information that we need to continue the project design. 09.07.2020 21:22


`10.07.2020 Six of us are active members (Beatriz, Indri, Michelle, Ravi, Ghada and Hiswaty) working on structuring the ideas and discussing the brainstorming session. We are looking at the challenge of maintaining quality in Covid19 pandemic situation. we listed some components for brainstorming: 1). Defining the challenges, 2). Quality standards of evaluation, 3). What are the key challenges to maintaining quality, 4). Evaluation phases, 5) Stakeholders to engage, 6) participatory approaches for human centered and environmental/ecological projects, 7) Case study to test the quality standards.

By the end of the day we were able to finally define our challenge: "How can we maintain the quality of evaluations despite the limitations of COVID 19 imposes for applying participatory approach involving the elderly people in deprived urban area in order to solve the lack of accessibility to use inclusive model of urban regeneration and infrastructure."

We discussed how to related the challenge with the different above mentioned criteria and decided to cluster them to have a more focused lens. Then, we agreed about the interview questions: (how to ensure applying the participatory approach that includes involving elderly people during data collection phase of the evaluation and especially in COVID 19 time? What are the new challenges for the urban space in post COVID 19? What is most relevant aspect about urban regeneration to consider in an evaluation process? How can urban space influence the evaluation process, specially deprived areas? What aspects emerge from deprived area that should not be forgotten in an evaluation process during COVID 19 time?

11.07.2020 11:24` We worked a lot on the design of our project today and added the different components. We followed the templates from the design thinking sessions and we also used the theory of change approach. The next step is to put the information in a power point presentation and prepare our video. Each team member will take part in the video! We will add some photos too! The Team conducted two interviews and collected some good information which will be added to the presentation too as an evidence.

Cant wait to get our video done!

12.07.2020 06:31 We are working based on co-creation perspective using different platforms for brainstorming like Miro, intensive communication and discussion through Zoom, slack, and skype. To ensure everybody to access the information, we used collaborative works on google drive. Our work was organized in phases, identifying key challenges, design thinking process and video communication to strengthen our relations and ideas. Today, we worked for very long hours on the presentation and video and we developed our products successfully!

We are proud of our journey products and innovative work: 1. A model for participatory evaluation process to Elderly in deprived or urban regeneration context,

  1. Well-structured pedagogical material for: a. evaluator toolkits and general guidelines for fieldwork,
    b. Elderly informed participation, including friendly material.

The results of our work will be applied in concrete projects in two countries: Indonesia and Portugal! and our team could present our proposal in real context!

“The only limits you have are the limits you believe.!"

Thank you for this amazing experience!


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Quality of Evaluation

Maintaining the quality of evaluations

Regardless of a lot of hardships and limits in evaluation in times of COVID-19, it is obliged to keep good evaluation quality. Thus, we need to find a way how to maintain good quality of evaluation. We as evaluators have a role to play in providing evidence to our leaders – how can we ensure that it is given with good-enough rigour?

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