The BetterEvaluation Rainbow Framework organises different evaluation options (methods and strategies) in terms of different tasks in an evaluation, organised into seven clusters. (There are also approaches, which are a package of options).
Full version with tasks, evaluation options and approaches
This tool can help you to plan an evaluation by prompting you to think about a series of key questions. It can be used to develop a complete evaluation plan, or to undertake a discrete task such as documenting agreements in the evaluation Terms of Reference. It is important to consider the issues raised in all of the following evaluation planning questions, including reporting, at the beginning of an evaluation.
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Compact version with tasks only
This compact version of the Rainbow Framework prompts you to think about a series of key questions. It is important to consider all these issues, including reporting, at the beginning of an evaluation. The Framework can be used to plan an evaluation or to locate information about particular types of methods.