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Evaluating systems change and place-based approaches – Online Course – November, 2019

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Clear Horizon September 23, 2019

Teams in a wide range of sectors around the world are using MSC in their own way to understand the social impact of their work and to modify their programs to get more impact. We’ll be showcasing a few of these projects as case studies during the course. We have also compiled a short list of uses of MSC from across the world below.

Other uses of MSC

  1. Australian Teachers Training in South Australia 
  2. Rick Davis in Bangladesh (1994)
  3. Sierra Leone Community Education 
  4. Survival Stock Feed Project in Zimbabwe
  5. Sexual Assault Support Groups in South Africa (Note: This this document is an excellent example of MSC, the stories collected are very heavy and harrowing, so to be used sparingly)
  6. Indian Hygiene Practices
  7. Indigenous Training to Employment Initiative in Queensland, Australia
  8. Wellington City Housing Community Action Program 
  9. Oxfam Training in Laos

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Inventor of practical methodologies and highly demanded facilitator, Jess navigates complexity with comfort and helps her clients to become clear about their desired outcomes and how to get there.

Recipient of the 2018 AES Award for outstanding contribution to evaluation, Jess has over 25 years experience in evaluating and designing social change initiatives and strategies in Australia and overseas.

In October 2005, Jess founded Clear Horizon Consulting and is now CEO. She is also a board member of the Australasian Evaluation society.

Jess is passionate about developing and designing real world evaluation and strategy for social justice and sustainability. She particularly works with systems change interventions, large scale strategy and social innovation. After completing her PhD she co-authored the Most Significant Change (MSC) guide alongside Dr Rick Davies, which is now translated into 12 different languages.

MSC is well suited to evaluation in the complex emergent context. The latest innovation by Jess, Collaborative Outcomes Reporting (COR), is a collaborative form of impact evaluation.

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