There’s a long-standing beef between Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and Juventus defender Patrice Evra. Perhaps you’ve heard!
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In truth, it’s not so much a “beef” as it’s a tale of “this one time, the former made racist comments toward the latter during a game, which became a huge scandal for weeks and weeks and resulted in an eight-game suspension.” The next time their teams met, Evra snubbed Suarez in the pre-game handshake line, which only brought the whole ordeal back to life.
On June 6, they meet again, this time with the 2014-15 Champions League trophy on the line. Evra’s Juve will be tasked with trying to deny the irresistible attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and, yes, Suarez.
For his part, Evra seems to be focused…
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2015 has been declared the International Year of Evaluation, by a global movement of international partners seeking to enhance the capacity of Civil Society Organisations to influence policymakers and public opinion, and ensure public policies are based on evidence.
Our latest In Focus briefing considers the role of evaluation; the role of evaluation in programme planning; value for money; social return on investment; international experience; UK approaches; and the ethics of evaluation.
The primary purpose of evaluation is offering a way of determining whether a programme, project or initiative has been a worthwhile investment. It can help to shape and improve current initiatives as a means of reflection, correcting problems and finding what works.
However, there are many challenges to be overcome in carrying out evaluation such as:
- setting realistic expectations
- clear purpose and audience
- lack of information and evidence
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