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NVivo for governmentThis webpage provides examples of how NVivo has been used by government agencies to analsye qualitative data.
Exploding the myth of incompatibility between accountability and learningThis chapter from Capacity Development in Practice (archived
Coding part 2: Thematic codingThis video tutorial from Graham H Gibbs (2010) provides an overview of thematic coding and examples to demostrate how it is done and how codes can be applied to the data.
Coding part 1: Alan Bryman's 4 stages of qualitative analysisIn this web video, Graham R Gibbs provides an overview of qualitative analysis based on Alan Bryman's four stages of analysis.
Rethinking monitoring for collective learning in rural resource managementDrawing on the author's experience in rural resource management in Brazil this paper discusses the common misconceptions, potential and processes involved in Participatory Monitory and Evaluation (PM&E)
Using structured interviewing techniquesThis paper from the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) explains structured interview techniques for GAO evaluators and how they can should be incorporates when appropriate.
The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)This slide show provides an overview of this option and lists the advantages and disadvantages of its use. There are also a number of examples of covariance and linear regression equations.
A guide for designing and conducting in-depth interviews for evaluation inputThis short guide defines in-depth interviews, explains their advantages and disadvantages and the steps involved in their application.
Annual review templateThis template, from Chris Guillebeau's (2008) How to Conduct an Annual Review is an excellent tool for providing a clear and concise structure to conducting an
Annual planning and review processesThis webpage, from the Queensland Department of Education, provides an overview of the annual review process.
The use of qualitative interviews in evaluationThis webpage outlines the circumstances in which qualitative interview techniques are best applied for the purpose of evaluation.
Graphing with excel - bar graphs and histogramsThis webpage from LabWrite Resources, provides a short tutorial for creating bar graphs and histograms with Microsoft Excel.
Transforming a lizard into a cow: Child-led evaluation of the building skills for life programme in ZimbabweThis report is the second in this series and presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education.
Present your data in a bar chartThis tutorial, from Microsoft, demonstrates how to create bar charts using Microsoft Excel.
Monitoring and accountability practices for remotely managed projects...This report from Tearfund brings together a number of research findings examining the issue of remote project monitoring and beneficiary accountability.
European pathway to the futureThis report examines the European pathway to the Future which is a transnational project aimed at sharing best practice in developing and implementing social inclusion policies.
The engagement toolkitThis toolkit offers an extensive but not exhaustive list of engagement methods that can be applied throughout different stages of the evaluation process.
CartooningThis entry from Sage's Encyclopedia of Evaluation, describes the ideas and options behind using cartoons for evaluation.
Techniques of focal groups in chat rooms in the evaluation of virtual librariesThis is the abstract of a report (in Portuguese) which describes the use of chat rooms by focus groups in the evaluation of virtual libraries.
The South African child support grant impact assessmentThis report assesses data collected from five South African provinces to analyse the effectiveness of the Child Support Grant (CSG) which is an important instrument of social protection in South Africa.
From seed to scale-up: Lessons learned from Australia’s rural development assistanceThis report from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT, formerly AusAID), reviews Australia's rural development assistance program highlighting
Earth Eval: Using video to communicate evaluation resultsThis blog offers an example of a video that was created to communicate evaluation findings.
areol: Convergent interviewingThis reading is taken from Session 8 of the online course Action Research and Evaluation Online (AREOL). It explains in detail the technique known as convergent Interviewing and how it can be used for effective data collection.
Handbook on poverty and inequalityThis book form the World Bank provides a range of tools which allow the user to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty.
Participation Toolkit: Exercises for working togetherThis resource provides set of practical participative exercises to help both large and small groups, teams and boards introduce new and different ways of change the option of communicating, analysing and deciding what to do.
80 tools for participatory developmentThis resource provides stakeholders and development workers with a toolbox of resources which aim to improve community participation in development projects.
80 herramientas para el desarrollo participativo"Pocos documentos en los últimos años han logrado ofrecer un conjunto de herramientas presentadas en formato sencillo, fácil de utilizar y con la modalidad de caja de herramientas a la que se puede acudir en función de necesidades específic
Assessing the economic impact of HIV/AIDS on Nigerian householdsIn this paper, Canning, Mahal, Odumosu and Okonkwo (2006) use propensity score matching to assess the affect of HIV/AIDS on an individual's ability to access health care in Nigeria.
Advancing evaluation practices in philanthropyThis series of papers was published as a sponsored supplement of the Stanford Social Innovation Review for the Aspen Institut
Does microfinance reduce poverty in India?In this study, propensity score matching is used to assess the impact of micro-finance loans on reducing poverty when they are used for productive means.
Estimating the benefit incidence of an antipoverty program by propensity score matchingThis study uses propensity score matching to estimate the distribution of net income gains from an Argentinean workfare program.
Program planning and evaluation design logicThis document from Flinders University Research Centre for Injury Studies outlines the concept of program logic in a series of steps designed as a management and accountability