Identifying and managing bias in data analysis and interpretation

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About the webinar

There are different types of bias that can affect the work of a MEAL/IM professional working with data. Being aware and alert can help us overcome them and avoid serious flaws in our data analysis and interpretation.

During this webinar, we go over the concept of bias and how it is linked to our work in M&E. We also discuss ways to manage cases of bias so as to mitigate the risks.

In summary, we explore:

  • What is bias?
  • What are the different types of biases?
  • Why is the identification of bias important?
  • How does bias affect data analysis and interpretation?
  • How is bias associated with monitoring, evaluation and learning?
  • How can we manage bias and mitigate the risks?

View the presentation slides of the Webinar.

Is this Webinar for me?

  • Do you wish to understand the concept of bias and how bias can affect your work?
  • Do you wish to explore ways to manage bias during your team's work on data analysis and interpretation?
  • Do you wish to ask questions about bias?

Then, watch our webinar!

About the Speakers

Eliza Avgeropoulou earned her BSc from Athens University of Economics and Business, and her MSc degree in Economic Development and Growth from Lund University and Carlos III University, Madrid. She brings eight years of experience in M&E in international NGOs, including CARE, Innovations for Poverty Action and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The past five years, she has led the MEAL system design for various multi-stakeholders’ projects focusing on education, livelihoods, protection and cash. She believes that evidence-based decision making is the core of high quality program implementation. She now joins us as our M&E Implementation Specialist, bringing together her experience on the ground and passion for data-driven decision making to help our customers achieve success with ActivityInfo.

Victoria Manya has a diverse background and extensive expertise in data-driven impact, project evaluation, and organizational learning. She holds a Master's degree in local development strategies from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the African Studies Center at Leiden University. With over ten years of experience, Victoria has collaborated with NGOs, law firms, SaaS companies, tech-enabled startups, higher institutions, and governments across three continents, specializing in research, policy, strategy, knowledge valorization, evaluation, customer education, and learning for development. Her previous roles as a knowledge valorization manager at the INCLUDE platform and as an Organizational Learning Advisor at Sthrive B.V. involved delivering high- quality M&E reports, trainings, ensuring practical knowledge management, and moderating learning platforms, respectively. Today, as a Customer Education Specialist at ActivityInfo, Victoria leverages her experience and understanding of data leverage to assist customers in successfully deploying ActivityInfo.

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