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EVALUATIVE INTELLIGENCE

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News, tools, experiences and more about Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Investment and Knowledge Management in Latin America

Recent Posts

May 13, 2019

Why we should care (more) about the circular economy

A lot has been said recently about the concept of the “circular economy” (or Blue Economy, for those who attended Gunter Pauli’s visit to Buenos Aires). […]
May 13, 2019

How to evaluate the impact of a job-training program

The topics in this story are: impact evaluation, job-training, employability, skills, regression discontinuity, before-after analysis, experimental evaluation, excess demand. The scene: Let’s imagine a program that […]
May 13, 2019

Financial Inclusion: a key for the development of small businesses

Throughout the world, there are thousands of small businesses and microentrepreneurs with low incomes, living in vulnerable communities who day after day face an adverse economic […]
March 28, 2019

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Measurement in the Social Investment Agenda

We finally processed the data from the 2010 Study Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Measurement in Social Programs. In this context we are featuring the article: “Monitoring, Evaluation, […]
September 19, 2018

A Values-Based Pedagogy as a Form of Eco-political Resistance

In the words of the Iranian-American philosopher S. H. Nasr (1997) “the environmental crisis is fundamentally a crisis of values.” Environmental sustainability cannot be widely achieved […]
August 6, 2018

How to incorporate a gender lens in the evaluation of social programs

A significant wage gap, unpaid domestic work, feminization of poverty, gender violence, objectification of women, abuse, human trafficking, discrimination, stereotypes, inequality, and more. The debate around […]
August 6, 2018

Salesforce’s bulk upload: an unsuspected key to monitor and evaluate social programs

Not long ago we wrote “Salesforce and data collection apps: a powerful alliance”, highlighting how important information is in the correct functioning of a monitoring and […]
July 3, 2018

Behavioral Economics applied to the design and evaluation of public policies

Governments all around the world are increasingly taking advantage of the progress and advancements made in Behavioral Economics, improving the efficacy and efficiency of their policies. […]
June 7, 2018

The challenge of citizen initiatives and civic engagement

How does civil society get empowered in higher levels of the decision-making process? How is the voice of a forum echoed? How are civil initiatives and […]
June 6, 2018

THEORY OF CHANGE: the unbearable thought of beginning at the end

ZIGLA has been working with Theories of Change (TOC) for a good number of years by now, using it as a planning strategy for organizations and […]
June 6, 2018

No room for bluffing

We’d like to invite you to participate in the process of designing an indicator to measure the effect that a training program for small business entrepreneurs […]
June 6, 2018

Empowering women as a path towards equality with Womanity Foundation

A teenage girl who earns a scholarship to access an education just like her brothers, a housewife who –after years of being unemployed- gets a job […]