PAN is excited to introduce a new comprehensive resource on evaluation – the Peer Evaluator Training Manual! We hope this will be a good resource for PAN, REACH and other teams doing participatory evaluation work around the country. This resource will particularly be useful to those seeking to build evaluation capacity including teams that are working with people with lived experience and/or community-based organizations who haven’t done a lot of evaluation work to date. It was developed and piloted as a manual to train a set of Peer Evaluators at PAN for the PLDI program.
The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) is a well-recognized program in BC to support people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) to realize their leadership potential and to increase their capacity to meaningfully participate in the community. PLDI is an exemplary model of implementing GIPA and MIPA principles, as the program is run by a team of PLWHA for their peers. Thus, an evaluation project to measure the impact of PLDI program also followed the GIPA and MIPA approach by hiring and training peer evaluators.
Using the Peer Evaluator Training Manual, the peer evaluators learned about evaluation and different types, approaches, and methods used in evaluation. Peer evaluators also gained skills on how to: build an evaluation plan, develop and execute data collection tools; conduct data analysis; and share evaluation findings.
For those who are interested in engaging deeper into and learning more about any of the topics, the References and Resources document provides additional resources, broken down into the same chapters as the manual.
Questions? Feedback? Get in touch!
Janice Duddy, Director of Evaluation and Community Based Research