M&E Thursday Talk: Systems Thinking and Evaluation – 6.19.14

On June 19, Ziad Moussa built on Diana Chigas’s talk on Systems Thinking and Evaluation.  

About the Speaker

Mr. Moussa is a Senior Research Associate at the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit of the American University of Beirut and an internationally acknowledged evaluation practitioner. 

Over the past 15 years, he has managed complex multi-country evaluations across the Arab world and the global South in well over 40 countries and with almost every major donor on the circuit.

His approach blends a very solid understanding of the major quantitative and qualitative methodologies and paradigms to development evaluation, coupled with a pragmatic hands-on approach on how to put these approaches and paradigms into practice. His credo is that there is no development without a solidly anchored Theory of Change (ToC) in the project design and that contribution (rather than attribution) is key in understanding the development outcomes from a complexity perspective. 

Recording and Transcript 

2014-06-19 10.03 Thursday Talks from DME for Peace on Vimeo.

You can also review a summary of the conversation here (link is external).

If you have any questions for the speaker, please post them in the discussion forum. We look forward to seeing you again next Thursday on June 26 at 10 AM EDT.

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