Program Evaluation2024-02-19T22:25:45+00:00

SERVICES

Program Evaluation

Ripple evaluations serve as a cornerstone in maximizing the effectiveness and impact of intergroup relations programs, equipping you to tell the story of what has been achieved, and unleashing learning to inform future program development. Our utilization-focused approach ensures that evaluation insights become catalysts for refining future strategies and implementation.

SERVICES

Program Evaluation

Ripple evaluations serve as a cornerstone in maximizing the effectiveness and impact of intergroup relations programs, equipping you to tell the story of what has been achieved, and unleashing learning to inform future program development. Our utilization-focused approach ensures that evaluation insights become catalysts for refining future strategies and implementation.

Ripple’s Evaluation Distinctives

Ripple’s Evaluation Distinctives

Quality interaction

We emphasize participation, quality interaction among diverse stakeholders and deep listening to program participants.

Culturally responsive

Ripple customizes methods to align with the worldviews and experiences of our partners, making us a leader in the culturally responsive evaluation of interfaith collaboration programs.

Strong qualitative methods

Our in-house capacity features strong qualitative methods expertise with light integration of quantitative components, with complementary team members added when other specialties are needed.

Ripple can help with:

  • Tracking program progress and adapting during implementation.

  • Preparing for evaluation (including evaluability assessments).

  • Evaluating program implementation processes.

  • Evaluating program outcomes and impact.

  • Learning to use Outcome Harvesting in your organization.

Special Focus: Outcome Harvesting

We specialize in Outcome Harvesting and other emergent methods for evaluating social change initiatives in complex contexts. Ripple’s groundbreaking Outcome Harvesting + Attitude Change adaptation makes it possible to explore internal transformation and its relationship to behavior change, especially in situations like intergroup relationships, where both aspects are integral to grasping program results. Outcome Harvesting also combines well with other approaches, including Contribution Analysis and Ripple Effects Mapping. These are practitioner-friendly approaches, and we offer training and coaching to help develop skills within your organization.

Outcome Harvesting: Justice, power and looking backward

In this post, Michelle Garred and Matteah Spencer Reppart suggest that Outcome Harvesting has the potential to disrupt culturally Western assumptions in program evaluation through the use of retrospective logic. Outcome Harvesting (OH) is unique among evaluation approaches because it looks backward in time to identify outcomes, rather than relying [...]

August 22, 2022|Culture, Development, Evaluation, Race and Ethnicity|

Change Inside and Out

Change Inside and Out

An Outcome Harvesting plus Attitude Change toolkit for peacebuilders and other changemakers.

“The Ripple team…were exceptional to work with. They brought a great deal of professionalism, expertise and insights into the evaluation, developing a methodology and process that were both rigorous and innovative.”

– Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General, Global Centre for Pluralism 2023

“It was the best online course I have been part of, really excellently put together, challenging, thought provoking and attention grabbing!”

– Outcome Harvesting + Attitude Change Workshop Participant 2021

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