While COVID-19 has significantly disrupted our lives, a closer inspection shows we are not all impacted in the same ways. For example, some groups have experienced huge financial and social impacts, while others have not. Recently, practitioners in the fields of econom...
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Public health and social services are often hard to specify, complex to deliver and challenging to measure. This research uses a complexity theory-informed lens to explore the challenges and opportunities of contracting out for public health and social services in Aotearoa N...
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IntroductionWorking online and working at home are not new to us, and probably aren’t to you either. But suddenly we find ourselves doing it more, and under different circumstances. For example, meetings, workshops and interviews that a couple of weeks ago we’d have plan...
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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment commissioned Pragmatica to review the Envirolink scheme and inform them of how well the scheme operates, and whether it achieved its intended outcomes and provided value for money. This was the first review of the scheme si...
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Judy Oakden presented this session about rubrics along with the rest of the Kinnect Group at the Australian Evaluation Conference.Rubrics are an intuitive way of implementing evaluation-specific methodology. They can be used in a wide variety of evaluation contexts to unbox,...
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With colleagues from Kinnect Group we published an e-book on the use of rubrics in evaluation.Download your copy hereThe Kinnect Group developed the ideas in this book over ten years of collaboration. This e-book was a recommended reading in the Better Evaluation Christmas r...
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Change is quickening for individuals, communities, and institutions around the world. Often change brings excitement and opportunity, but sometimes it challenges us. How do we adapt to that change and cope with the messiness that results?  Judy Oakden recently collabora...
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Judy Oakden presented a paper at the Operations Research Conference, Lancaster UK in September 2018. This presentation helped form the early stages of her MPhil research.Judy discussed some of the issues found in the literature related to contracting out for complex public h...
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Judy Oakden and Glenda Eoyang recently ran a workshop at the ANZEA conference Auckland. Glenda participated via Zoom from the US and Judy facilitated in the room.The workshop focused on how to deal with complex change in evaluation. It offered some simple tools to ...
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We have completed an evaluation for MBIE and MPI of the Regional Growth Programme (RGP). The evaluation assessed whether the RGP worked as intended.  It reviewed some aspects of the RGP implementation, systems and processes and assessed the value of the results so far. ...
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