MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING USING TRANSFORMATIVE OUTCOMES
Theoretical foundations and references
A FORMATIVE APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION OF TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICIES
This is a foundational text for the TIP evaluation process, termed ‘Formative Evaluation’. Transformative Innovation Policies (TIPs) assert that addressing the key challenges currently facing our societies requires profound changes in current socio-technical systems. To leverage such ‘socio-technical transitions’ calls for a different, broad mix of research and innovation policies, with particular attention being paid … from A FORMATIVE APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION OF TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICIES
TRANSFORMATIVE OUTCOMES: ASSESSING AND REORIENTING EXPERIMENTATION WITH TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICY
This is a foundational text to understand the conceptualisation and TIP approach towards ‘Transformative Outcomes’. The impending climate emergency, the Paris agreement and Sustainable Development Goals demand significant transformations in economies and societies. Science funders, innovation agencies, and scholars have explored new rationales and processes for policymaking, such as transformative innovation policy (TIP). Here, we … from TRANSFORMATIVE OUTCOMES: ASSESSING AND REORIENTING EXPERIMENTATION WITH TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICY
Measurement and complexity: why, how and for whom do we measure?
UNDP has set up an M&E Sandbox to nurture and learn from new ways of doing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) that are coherent with the complex nature of the challenges facing the world today. In the Sandbox we prioritize action and practical insights ‘from the front lines’ about how to do it, rather than abstract … from Measurement and complexity: why, how and for whom do we measure?
Evaluating transformative innovation policy. Insights from two experimental policies
Highly complex and uncertain environments require experimentation and a different approach to evaluation. This paper makes the case for a ‘formative evaluataion’ approach and explores the implications of following this approach for the skills, attitudes and values needed by those inovlved in the evaluation process. This article presents our approach to the evaluation of transformative … from Evaluating transformative innovation policy. Insights from two experimental policies
Innovation histories: A method for learning from experience
Preparing an ‘innovation history’ is a method for recording and reflecting on an innovation process. People who have been involved in the innovation jointly construct a detailed written account (sometimes referred to as a ‘learning history’) based on their recollections and on available documents. The process of preparing this history stimulates discussion, reflection and learning … from Innovation histories: A method for learning from experience
Carbon Conversations: An Innovation History
Report prepared by Tom Hargreaves on behalf of the Community Innovation for Sustainable Energy research team Carbon Conversations is a community-based and community-led series of six facilitated meetings in which groups of 6-8 participants discuss the practical and emotional challenges of low-carbon living and design strategies to reduce their carbon footprints. Founded in Cambridge in … from Carbon Conversations: An Innovation History