About Us


Founding partners

RMIT UniversityPactILAC

Financial support

Rockefeller FoundationIFAD ANZSOG

Other contributors

  • Kaye Stevens, Researcher and Evaluator, RMIT University, Australia
  • Rick Davies, MandE News
  • Irene Guijt, Learning by Design 
  • Nancy White, Full Circle Associates 
  • Beta partners and external advisors who have provided feedback on early versions of the site
  • CoreWeb, initial Drupal development and maintenance team
  • Trellon, Drupal development and maintenance team (2013 - current)


We welcome your feedback, questions and comments. If you are logged in, you can contact the following people from the founding organisations. Alternatively, contact us here.


Patricia Rogers, Professor of Public Sector Evaluation, RMIT University, Australia

Role in BetterEvaluation: Project director

Something to share: "There is always so much to learn about evaluation - new options, new ways of applying options, and ways of applying them better. It's great to have a chance to learn from people doing amazing things in evaluation across the world."

Simon Hearn, Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute, London

Role in BetterEvaluation: Engagement coordinator, working one day a week to support the community engagement aspects of BetterEvaluation.

Something to share: "I'm currently working on monitoring and evaluation of policy influence, primarily from the perspective of a policy research institute but also very interested in NGO advocacy. We've pulled together a range of resources on this topic for a thematic page on the website - drawing from the work of many of our beta-partners."

Cristina Sette, Knowledge Sharing and Learning Specialist, Institutional Learning and Change Initiative of the CGIAR, Rome

Role in BetterEvaluation: ILAC is one of the co-founders of BetterEvaluation and coordinates DGIS and IFAD's financial support for the project.

Something to share: "I come from an agricultural research and development background and am convinced that the complex problems we deal with cannot be addressed by one organization alone. I found a very interesting article about forming partnerships with very relevant questions we should ask ourselves. You can read more in this blog post."

Nick Herft, BetterEvaluation Website Coordinator, RMIT University, Australia

Role in BetterEvaluation: I work on various aspects of this project, often providing technical support and advice to the core team. I invest a large amount of time analysing and designing this website in terms of its interface, architecture and technical functionality.

Something to share: "I have a background in Information Technology: Multimedia Technology which comes in handy for evaluating and enhancing the BetterEvaluation website. I am grateful to be involved in this project as I'm frequently challenged in different ways which enables me to develop new skills."

Greet Peersman, Associate Professor, RMIT University, Australia​

Role in BetterEvaluation: Project Deputy Director.

Something to share: "I joined the BetterEvaluation team in 2013 with a background in monitoring and evaluation in public health and development. I am particularly interested in evaluation capacity building and knowledge management. In our busy professional lives, we don’t take enough time for thoughtful reflection on what we do and how we do it. For me, BetterEvaluation is the go-to-place for doing just that, together​."

Citing BetterEvaluation

Use this format for citing the BetterEvaluation website:

Author (the year the page was last updated or published). Page title. BetterEvaluation. Retrieved Month Year from URL.

For example, if you wanted to cite this page: http://betterevaluation.org/plan/describe/visualise_data the citation would look like:

Evergreen, S. (n.d.) Visualise Data. BetterEvaluation. Retrieved September 2014 from http://betterevaluation.org/plan/describe/visualise_data

The authors of a page are identified near the bottom of the page. If there are no authors, you can use this format:

Visualise Data. BetterEvaluation. (n.d.). Retrieved September 2014 from http://betterevaluation.org/plan/describe/visualise_data