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A Conversation on Evaluative Thinking: A discussion with Chari Smith, Evaluation into Action, and Hayat Askar, EvalJordan

  • Friday, April 09, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
  • Virtual

9:00-10:00 am (Pacific)/7:00-8:00 pm (Jordan Time)

~ Free virtual event ~

Terms like “evaluative thinking,” “evaluation culture,” and “learning” pop up time and again these days. The need for evidence-based decision-making is more critical today than any time before. This requires the involvement of every member on the team in the evaluation practice. A reflective and adaptive mindset is necessary to foster an engaging organizational culture.

Join this conversation to learn more about evaluative thinking with examples from the context of Jordan and the US.

Join the Zoom meeting for this free virtual event!

About the Facilitators 

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Chari Smith – US

Chari Smith believes evaluation should be accessible, practical, and usable. She founded Evaluation into Action to help nonprofit professionals create realistic and meaningful program evaluation processes. She has taught several workshops helping nonprofit professionals understand the value and use of program evaluation. Recently, she was the opening keynote speaker at the American Evaluation Association Conference. Her book Nonprofit Program Evaluation Made Simple: Get Your Data. Show Your Impact. Improve Your Programs. provides step by step instruction on how to do program evaluation. Learn more at


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Hayat Askar – Jordan

Hayat Askar is a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) professional with experience in the fields of M&E, Project Management, Data Visualization and Gender, working with various stakeholders from government, private sector and international organizations. She is the Vice-president of Jordan Development Evaluation Association (EvalJordan), a member in EvalSDGs Guidance Group, and Eval4Action blog coordinator.  Contact Hayat at


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