On Thursday, September 17, 2015, DME for Peace was pleased to host Laia Griñó, Senior Manager of Transparency, Accountability, and Results at InterAction who discussed local ownership in evaluation and how practitioners and evaluators can apply this in their own work.
Many conversations about international assistance today emphasize the importance of local ownership in ensuring relevance, effectiveness and sustainability. Just as local ownership has implications for the way programs are designed and implemented, it also suggests that we need to rethink the way we conduct evaluations. Earlier this year, InterAction published a briefing paper on Local Ownership in Evaluation (link is external). In this webinar, Laia Griñó explained what this means and then answer key questions related to adopting a local ownership approach to evaluation: What does it take to put this approach into practice? Who should be involved and when? And how is it most important for them to be involved?
About the Speaker:
Laia Griñó is Senior Manager of Transparency, Accountability and Results at InterAction. For the past five years, she has managed InterAction’s Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Working Group (EPEWG), which seeks to both improve the capacity of InterAction members to measure and demonstrate their effectiveness and to inform donors’ evaluation policies and practices. In this capacity, Laia has overseen the development of practitioner-oriented resources on a variety of topics, including impact evaluation, evaluative thinking, and local ownership in evaluation.