Powered by Evidence, a podcast by GEI


Welcome to Powered by Evidence, a podcast by the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) with host, Dugan Fraser. At GEI, we believe that the best public policies – the ones that have greatest impact and that improve people’s lives - are powered by evidence. GEI is a global partnership that supports governments and public institutions in finding that evidence – by helping them create robust, country-owned monitoring and evaluation systems. In this podcast, we invite experts from our network – and other special guests - to explore new ideas and revisit challenges still un-solved in implementing monitoring and evaluation programs and systems. We’ll examine failures, reflect on successes, and discuss ways forward. So, whether you are an evaluator, a policymaker, a researcher or just have interest in the value of evidence for your work, we welcome you to this discussion.

Thank you for sharing your time with us. This is our pilot season – we’d like to hear what you think. Please join the conversation - you can find us on Twitter and LinkedIn or leave a comment on the podcast page. And don’t forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.



Interview with Estelle Raimondo

A Critical Look at Evaluation’s Value Proposition: Has Evaluation Become Just a “Check the Box” Exercise?

Join host, Dugan Fraser, as he chats with Estelle Raimondo, Methods Adviser at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group about the current state of evaluation.

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Transforming M&E for Uncertain and Complex Contexts: The UNDP’s Innovation Sandbox Approach

How can we transform monitoring and evaluation (M&E) into a more adaptive, emergent process to address uncertainty and complexity in today’s world? How do we move from compliance and accountability to learning – to support better, more timely, decisions?

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Making Monitoring & Evaluation Systems Effective: A Discussion with Patricia Rogers

What makes monitoring and evaluation systems effective? What approaches should we use to support the building of M&E systems that provide short-term and long-term value?

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The Missing Piece: Reflections on How M&E Helps to Address the Gender Data Gap in Development Programs

What is the role of evidence and data in helping us address gender inequities? How can monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts help women and girls around the world? 

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