18.11.2015 - Brown Bag Lunch on 'Evaluation in the Hanns Seidel Foundation'
We would like to invite you to a talk by Klaus Heinle on the topic of evaluation in the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the third event in DEval's Brown Bag Lunch series.
When: 18/11/2015, 12.30 pm to 2 pm
Where: German Institute for Development Evaluation – DEval, Fritz-Schäffer-Straße 26, 53113 Bonn
You will need to register for this event by sending an email to presse@DEval.org by 16 November 2015.
You are welcome to bring a packed lunch; we look forward to seeing you there. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues and anyone else who may be interested.
Further information about the talk:
The Hanns Seidel Foundation sees evaluation as a vital instrument to ensure accountability towards funders and the interested general public on financial matters and to be able to show the changes that have been achieved using the funds. In order to ensure that evaluations achieve the best possible benefit for projects, the foundation has integrated the topic of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) throughout all project phases. Projects implemented outside Germany are planned with a focus on results. At the same time, monitoring systems are integrated on the basis of results models to obtain as much knowledge as possible about project success even before the evaluation has been completed and to be able to adapt the projects where necessary. The Hanns Seidel Foundation sees monitoring results as a key basis for decision-making by project management. To this end, it has developed a data collection and management system to process the data adequately. The monitoring results also serve as the basis for evaluations to facilitate contribution and attribution at various results levels or to make them possible in the first place. The talk will particularly report on the introduction of this integrative M&E system at the foundation as an organisation, addressing both the challenges and the overarching vision and goals.
Klaus Heinle is a sociologist and has been working in the Evaluation Division of the Hanns Seidel Foundation since 2011. He became head of the division in 2014 and is responsible among other things for providing advice on external evaluations, conducting independent pilot evaluations and refining the M&E department.