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Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Chris Gegenheimer

Chris Gegenheimer is a director for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Technology and leads efforts in rolling out new data collection, management, analysis, and visualization technologies across home and project offices. Since joining Chemonics Mr. Gegenheimer has been in the MEL department supporting proposal and project teams in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Previously he worked in the Knowledge Management and Evaluation Unit at Global Communities (formerly CHF). Mr. Gegenheimer has a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University, and bachelor’s degrees in religious studies and biology from the College of William and Mary.

Blog Posts by Chris Gegenheimer

The “Do You Believe Me?” Test for Choosing Indicators

Most development practitioners know what an indicator is. It measures a particular characteristic or dimension of strategy-, project-, or activity-level results. It is meant to tell you (i.e. indicate), how far or close you are to your identified result. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, your indicator is your daily weight according…

To Encourage Data Use, Focus on Visualization

In the new context of thousands upon thousands of terabytes of data and millions of database rows, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professionals find ourselves faced with a new reality. We are now expected to not only understand the data ourselves, but then to transform the raw data to something our audiences can easily use for…

Beyond Indicators: Why We Need Qualitative Monitoring

This week at the American Evaluation Association’s 2015 Conference, Chemonics presents findings from several of our recent projects, including Zambia Communications Support for Health (CSH), Palestinian Authority Capacity Enhancement (PACE), and Philippines Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health (PRISM) 2. These presentations represent how critical evaluation is to gathering the needed evidence to demonstrate the…