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How are new technologies changing the monitoring and evaluation process?
New technologies are opening up all kinds of possibilities for improving monitoring and evaluation. From ongoing feedback and crowd-sourced input, to more structured digital data collection, to access to large data sets and improved data visualization, the field is changing quickly.

M & EJoin the Rockefeller Foundation, the Community Systems Foundation, and your friends at the Technology Salon over the next few months for a series of three Salon discussions around the use of new technologies for monitoring and evaluating development outcomes. We will explore questions like:
  1. What is the difference between providing ongoing opportunities for beneficiaries to be part of a conversation and gathering systematic feedback from beneficiaries?
  2. How can we successfully combine different methods to offer a true picture of a program and its impacts?
  3. How do we ensure a credible and reliable representative sample of voices?
  4. How do we know what is working best and where do we find examples of good practice in the use of new ICTs in M&E?
Our first session will focus on ICTs and beneficiary feedback, guided by 3 thought leaders: As always, we hope you will bring your experiences to the Salon as well for a lively and engaging round-table discussion on the ways that new technologies are changing how we work.

   New ICTs for M&E
   August Technology Salon New York City
   9-10:30am, Tuesday August 7, 2012
   The Rockefeller Foundation
   420 Fifth Avenue
   New York City, NY (map)

We’ll have coffee, tea and light breakfast for a morning rush, but seating is limited so RSVP ASAP to be confirmed for attendance or you will end up on the waitlist.

For those attending, please arrive 15 minutes early to clear security and be sure to bring photo ID.

About the Technology Salon™

Our subscribersThe Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 20 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.  It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

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