The Challenges of Estimating NTG, Part 1 - Baselines

One of the most difficult jobs that evaluators have is estimating attribution of savings to energy efficiency programs. Trying to put a numeric...

Data Gaps

Welcome to the reboot of the Big Why of Evaluation. In these posts, I hope to explore new ideas and different perspectives in research and...

Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future

Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future[1]

Appreciative Inquiry: The Core Principles

The practice of appreciative inquiry highlights the role of group conversations, imaginations, and general social dynamics to generate positive...

Appreciative Inquiry: Destiny

The past several posts of the Big WHY of Evaluation blog have focused on the practice of appreciative inquiry. This post completes the circle, the...

Appreciative Inquiry: Design

I have been thinking through how to approach conversations about climate change and its impacts using Appreciative Inquiry – with the ultimate...

Appreciative Inquiry: Dream

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.” (Malala Yousafzai)[1]

Appreciative Inquiry: Discovery

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to...

Appreciative Inquiry: It Takes Practice and Persistence

According to the online article Appreciative Inquiry: Igniting Transformative Action[1],  we can all become appreciative inquirers. It is simply a...

Appreciative Inquiry: Definition

Questions are fateful. They determine destinations. They are the chamber through which destiny calls.” (Godwin Hiatshwayo)[1]

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