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05.10.2016 - Presentation on Systems Approaches in Evaluation

We kindly invite you to our Brown Bag Lunch series with a presentation by Bob Williams on Systems Approaches in Evaluation.

When: 05/10/2015, 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Where: DEval, Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Fritz-Schäffer-Straße 26, 53113 Bonn

Please register by October 04, via email:

Please feel free to take your lunch along, we look forward to seeing you at DEval!

Further information on the presentation:

Systems approaches provide powerful ways of exploring inter-relationships, perspectives and boundaries in evaluation. Exploring inter-relationships is important to understand how programs behave, while perspectives provide insight into motivations and peoples behaviour, and including boundaries allows to determine value or worth of the intervention. Building on these three concepts, systems approaches can provide a convincing framework for evaluation in complex settings.  

Bob Williams is an evaluation expert, well known for his work on systems approaches and concepts. Bob Williams authored several books on this topic, in 2016 he published “Wicked solutions: a systems approach to complex problems”, co-authored by Sjan van ‘t Hof. For his work he received the American Evaluation Associations Evaluation Theory Award.

Dr Stefanie Krapp introduces Bob Williams
Bob Williams during his presentation

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