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CESBC Webinar: Process Tracing as a Practical Evaluation Method with Alix Wadeson & Thomas Aston

  • 15 Oct 2021
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Online Webinar (PDT)

CESBC Webinar :

Process Tracing as a Practical Evaluation Method presented by Alix Wadeson & Thomas Aston  

WHEN:  Friday, October 15, 2021 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time

WHERE: CESBC webinars take place online using Zoom platform. You can check your computer's requirements here

COST: Free (long distance charges may apply if you dial in rather than use Zoom app)


REGISTRATION: Register on Zoom 

Webinar description:


Process tracing is a flexible and participatory impact evaluation method that enables high-quality data and fosters project teams' ownership and use of evaluations. The presenters’ paper, ‘Process Tracing as a Practical Evaluation Method: Comparative Learning from Six Evaluations’ discusses our experience over five years of applying different variations of process tracing evaluation.

The webinar aims to build participants’ understanding and interest in the method. We will offer a summary overview of the process tracing and then discuss its practical application and adaptations for different contexts, goals, and capacity levels. We will briefly discuss ways it can complement and enhance other theory-based impact evaluation methods. There will be opportunity for Q&A amongst participants, and we will also provide resources and tips for further exploration.

Biography of presenters:

Alix Wadeson is an independent consultant focusing on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. She brings specific expertise on qualitative research and causal and theory-based impact evaluation methods. Her thematic foci include climate change resilience, food security, inclusive governance and education. Alix’s previous and current clients include NGOs and institutions such as CARE International, Oxfam, Action Against Hunger, The World Bank, UNHCR and Global Affairs Canada. Alix holds an MPA specializing in international aid and development.

Thomas Aston is an independent monitoring and evaluation specialist. He has over a decade’s experience in monitoring, evaluation and research in the international development sector, workinh across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. His primary expertise is in providing guidance to participatory analysis and planning approaches, accountability tools, and theory-based methods for monitoring and evaluation. He holds a PhD in Development Planning.

If you have any questions, please contact Damien Chen at BC+LowerMainland@evaluationcanada.ca
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