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American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference 2018

Sunday through Saturday, 28 October-3 November 2018

Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

The AEA Evaluation Conference (Evaluation 2018) is a forum to assemble the evaluation community from around the world to celebrate, share and learn from the successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation.

For more information about Evaluation 2018, visit their conference website.

Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) presented during Evaluation 2018. Our session details are below:

Using Assumption Maps for Assessing the Impact of Short-Term Technical Assistance

8.45-8.50, Thursday, 1 November 2018

MQSUN+ provides global demand-driven short-term technical assistance (STTA) to country governments in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The project aims to translate our monitoring and evaluation (M&E) results into applied lessons learnt to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of future STTA and SUN country efforts.  MQSUN+ developed a methodology to assess the impact of STTA on the capacity and “power” of countries to take forward their scaling up nutrition agenda. As part of this, MQSUN+ utilises an assumptions map to test our theory of change for STTA impact. This forms the basis of retrospective analysis of country-based case studies. Given the growing role of STTA in international development, this methodology and corresponding case studies can offer lessons and facilitate discussion on M&E of STTA mechanisms.