Engaging Internationally

Transitioning to a new year

January 5, 2016

The ends and beginnings of calendar years are always good times for some reflection on what’s just past and looking forward to the new year. Due to a heavy travel schedule, I missed blogging some end of the year reflections as I have done the past few years, so this year I am combining some …

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DATA: #datarevolution #BigData #DataShift – what’s it all about?

November 16, 2015

As my work covers many different subject areas and communities, I spend a fair amount of time following trends in these different areas and how they impact my central focus of Engaging Internationally (not coincidentally the name of this blog). Recently I have been following the evolution of the impact assessment field and most specifically …

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A Multi-Year Program Review

August 19, 2015

Although the key to significant change is often in the lessons of long-term implementation, we don’t see these multi-year studies as often as would be useful. Recently the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program released a five year report. As readers of this blog may know, I was fortunate to be part of this program’s evolution …

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Tips for conducting hybrid meetings

August 11, 2015

I am convinced that going forward we will be organizing more online meetings as well as those that integrate both online and offline attendees.  Even though, as humans, we will still want to gather and meet each other in-person (and will periodically continue to do so), there are many advantages to incorporating virtual or hybrid …

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2015 – A Year of Transition Gains Momentum

July 16, 2015

As has been obvious to those who follow the international policy arena and/or have seen all of the #post2015 hashtags, 2015 was going to be a year of transition in the global arena. A few major milestones were on the horizon including:

  • The Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa this week (how are we
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