Find resources by method or process in the Rainbow Framework

The BetterEvaluation Rainbow Framework sorts more than 300 evaluation methods and processes into 7 clusters of tasks: Manage, Define, Frame, Describe, Understand Causes, Synthesise, and Report and Support Use. Each method and process has a number of curated resources linked to it. You can navigate through the Rainbow Framework to learn more about the different evaluation tasks, methods and processes, and find resources this way.

Or, if you are simply looking for resources to do with a specific method or process, you can use this form.

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What is a lesson learnt?

A short one-page guide on identifying Lessons Learnt and best practices, which also offers tips on formulating Lessons Learnt paragraphs.





What is a Dashboard? Defining dashboards, visual analysis tools and other data presentation media

This page links to an archived resource

The Dashboard Insight website contains a number of useful articles, examples and guides on the subject of Organizational Dashboards.

What is a complex system and how is it different?

This video presentation from Chris Wood, Michael Quinn Patton and Ben Ramalingam for USAID looks at complex systems and how they are different from the norm. The presentation begins by focusing on concepts and methods for exploring complex and adaptive systems and then moves on to the niche and implications of complexity and then finishes with a discussion of complexity and foreign aid.

What is a Community of Practice?

Step Four in the World Bank Institutes 'Art of knowledge Exchange' this page defines the significance of tapping in to a Community of Practice for effective knowledge exchange for development.

What goes into a Terms of Reference

This guide details the importance of a Terms of Reference (ToR) and examines key sections of what is to be included when developing a ToR.

What does the investment return?

This report describes the Social Return on Investment (SROI) of a project in rural Malawi. A Dutch NGO (Red een Kind) works with a Malawian organisation (LISAP) in 49 villages in Nkhata Bay area, Northern Malawi. Projects focus on community development including a wide range of activities. Participatory workshops were held in two villages and three of the major activities were selected: a preschool intervention, an afterschool intervention and a safe motherhood intervention. During these workshops, all stakeholders jointly went through the steps of SROI.

What does monitoring your brand on social media channels really mean?

This blog post from Beth Kanter describes the process of 'listening' to what people are saying about your brand through social media monitoring.

What counts as good evidence?

This paper, written by Sandra Nutley, Alison Powell and Huw Davies for the Alliance for Useful Evidence, discusses the risks of using a hierarchy of evidence and suggests an alternative in which more complex matrix approaches for identifying evidence quality are more closely linked to the wider range of policy or practice questions being addressed.

What Business Cards Can Teach Us About Evaluation Reports

This blog post by Stephanie Evergreen from Evergreen Data uses the designs of a number of business cards that she had collected over the years to highlight a number of important principles of design and highlight how these can and should be used in evaluation reports.

What are the implications/opportunities for development practice?

This is Part 3 of a three part series of video lectures conducted by USAID on complexity. This lecture features Richard Tyson who focuses on the implications and opportunities for development practice that complexity poses with a specific look at designing for the complex development.