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WECC 2020 Results


On November 14th 2020, teams of students representing 16 countries received a WECC case file and the following challenge: pitch evaluation to a non-profit organization in Vietnam. The teams then set to work. They were representing Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and YemenThe teams that were working in English had seven hours to respond to the case. Those that were working in other languages had nine hours to prepare their submission.


Many of the teams were cosmopolitan with members from a variety of universities and with different nationalities. Most teams worked online. 


The teams’ submissions were sent to a panel of four judges who were not told the country from which a submission originated.

 

The results!


First place


A team from the United Kingdom, known as Bright Futures, was selected as the 2020 World Champions. 

Affiliations of the team members include the London School of Economics and Political Science, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, King's College London, and University College London. 

January 10, 2021

Runner-Up

A submission from the Belgian team, who called themselves Winter Consulting, took Second Place.


Team members are from five universities across the European Union: Maastricht University, University of Namur/Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Università di Torino, Paris School of Economics, and Georg-August University of Göttingen.


Third Place 

The team from Canada, aka SHIFT Consulting, placed third and becomes the 2020 North American Champions.

The students are from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. 


Other Award Winners

The team from India, known as Concord Makers, placed fourth and won the 2020 Asian Championship. Members are from the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. 


A team of students from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, going by the name One for all – All for one, are the 2020 African Champions. 

 

In the WECC Archive you can find a list of all team members and coaches, the 2020 case, information on the judges, and the winning submission. 

All teams have been sent feedback from the judges and official certificates confirming their participation. They will also be sent a short follow-up survey. 

Thanks to students, coaches, judges and organizers who made the 2020 competition an exciting learning experience for all!


Feedback on WECC 2020


The report on a survey of participants in the 2020 World Evaluation Case Competition is now available.


WECC 2020 Survey Results


Here are some of the findings, based on responses from 21 students and five coaches.


Learning about the Competition

•Nearly a third (31%) of the respondents indicated that they had learned about WECC through word-of-mouth.

•Tweets or emails were the initial source of info on WECC for 27%.


Deciding to participate

•Many of the respondents (42%) had been attracted by the evaluation challenge offered by the competition.

•The international nature of the competition inspired quite a few (35%) to participate.


Impact

•A majority of the respondents indicated that WECC participation had led to a considerable increase (large or medium) in their knowledge of evaluation, their capacity for teamwork, and their overall interest in evaluation.

•Participation in WECC had less impact on increasing participants’ network of contacts.


Ideas for Improving WECC

•Participants’ suggestions included ways of expanding awareness of WECC and ideas for networking opportunities within the competition.


Helping with WECC 2021

•Ten participants indicated that they would be interested in being a volunteer organizer for WECC 2021 and provided their email address for further communication.

March 23, 2021

April  14, 2021

Prize Awarded to WECC 2020 Winning Team


The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) has contributed vouchers for participation in its 2021 Conference for the five members of the 2020 World Champion team.


The CES is the world’s longest running voluntary organization for professional evaluation. The 2021 CES Conference, its first virtual, promises to be exceptionally interesting. Most events will take place in May 2021. Info on the Conference is available at this link.