I just came back from a wonderful experience at the Canadian Evaluation Society's annual conference, Evaluation for the World We Want, CES/SCÉ 2015. I was happy that my presentation on Measuring Collaboration was well-received. It turns out that I'm not the only one struggling to figure out what collaboration really means and how to identify the appropriate tools for measuring it. I've been collecting a list of tools for measuring collaboration
as I come across them. Please share your tools for measuring collaboration and I'll add them. The best thing about #EvalC2015 was how much everyone shared- because we're all in this together!
My favourite lessons from CES 2015:
1. Include legislation in the logic model to ensure it gets tracked (Nancy Carter and Robert Chatwin)
2. Government is responsible for evaluating the value of programs- did they provide a public good, as is the goal, not the dollar value (Mirianaud Oswald Agbadome)
3. Paradigm shifts happen. Evaluation can lead to systems change. 'coeur et rigeur' (Laure Waridel)