Monitoring and Evaluation Lead
Code for Canada/Western University
Merlin Chatwin is the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead at Code for Canada and a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario. His work with Code for Canada focuses on the research, design, and implementation of theory-based evaluation in the civic tech ecosystem. This involves working with internal staff and external partners to develop robust program-specific monitoring and evaluation plans. His academic research involves global issues of multi-level governance, civic inclusion, local autonomy and subsidiarity and the evaluation of government reforms in diverse geographic contexts. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance.
March 24, 2020, 11:45 a.m.
· Rima B
While the civic tech sector has been rapidly professionalising over the last decade, monitoring and evaluation processes remain in a nascent stage.
Without robust evaluations, difficulties ensue for every player, from governments to start-ups. Here is a theory-based evaluation approach, trialed by Code for Canada on civic tech initiatives in diverse contexts.
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