EnCompass Insights

February 15, 2018

Tessie Catsambas at podium with NIH logo

Evaluation management is an essential competency for evaluators, evaluation team leaders, and commissioners of evaluation, often embedded in other evaluation courses. I’ve been teaching evaluation management as part of courses on developing a theory of change, reframing evaluation through Appreciative Inquiry, gender-responsive evaluation, and other topics. Today, I invite us to think about the intersection of good management and good evaluation, because both are essential to the success of any evaluation. 

I can hear your immediate question: What does evaluation success mean? Good question! It’s one I ask participants in evaluation management classes—most recently in the Evaluation Management and Oversight class I teach at The Evaluators’ Institute...

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December 08, 2017

UN Women Executive Director at Speaking event

This post was originally published on Medium.com, by UN Women's Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, in a series of 16 blogs for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. EnCompass previously worked with UN Women to evaluate their regional architecture.

The initial response to the outpouring of ‘#MeToo’ around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence revealed. The millions of people joining the hashtag tide showed us how little they were heard before. They poured through the floodgate, opening up...

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November 07, 2017

Speaker in front of audience at Global Health Mini University

The George Washington University and USAID have partnered to host the annual Global Health Mini-University for 16 years running. Organized by USAID’s Global Health Professional and Organizational Development (GHPOD II) program, which EnCompass now leads, this annual forum educates participants about emerging and best practices in global health and brings together students, professionals, and experts for learning, engagement, and networking. The agenda for this year’s Mini-University, on September 14, included more than 60 sessions on 10 technical tracks, from maternal, neonatal, and child health to global health security. 

EnCompass is fortunate to...

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October 24, 2017

Co-written by Sabine Topolansky and Jaime Jarvis

This year has been filled with stories of disasters—evacuations due to flooding and volcanic activity in Indonesia, historic drought and severe food insecurity in the Horn of Africa, hurricanes devastating the islands of the Caribbean, and fires swallowing whole communities across the northwestern United States.

Events like these encourage people and communities to...

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August 24, 2017

Group of coworkers team-building

In our ongoing efforts to model organizational excellence, EnCompass is dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, for our clients and as a company. Much of the current conversation considers these terms together, as “D&I.” But having a diverse workforce doesn’t automatically create an inclusive workplace; rather, inclusivity is a prerequisite before an organization can leverage its diversity. Grasping this relationship requires reflection and a deep understanding of these intertwined elements of organizational excellence.

What makes a workplace diverse and inclusive?

Research from institutions such as the Stanford Graduate School of Business shows...

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