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.

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ViewWorld is a platform (application) for Mobile Data Collection. It's designed to help project members in the field collect data with the ViewWorld Reporting App. Results are available in real time through the ViewWorld Web Console and can be distributed to any web media, online maps or further modeling via desktop software.

Video: Framework analysis in NVivo

This video is a detailed guide on how to conduct framework analysis using a matrix in the qualitative data analysis software NVivo. 

Values and Evaluation

This blog post from Benita Williams focuses on how our perspectives as an evaluator are heavily influenced by the values that we bring with us.  She uses the example of Ubuntu, a Zulu philosophy which literally means “I am what I am because of who we all are” in order to frame her discussion.

Value for Money: A Plan to Develop a Methodology to Audit Environmental Issues

This paper, written by Ximena Mura Alvarez, outlines a strategy to create a Value For Money (VFM) methodology for including environmental issues as part of a VFM audit. Developed for the Comptroller General of Chile, is aimed at measuring the impact of government programmes and define a methodology to effectively deal with environmental problems before they happen.

Value for investment: A practical evaluation theory

This booklet proposes a model for evaluating value for investment in social programs, by integrating economic and evaluative thinking. Julian King is a New Zealand public policy consultant and a PhD student at the University of Melbourne. 

Utilization-Focused Evaluation: 4th edition

Useful for practitioners and students alike this book is both theoretical and practical. Features include follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter and a utilization-focused evaluation checklist. It gives greater emphasis on mixed methods than previous editions and analyzes the pluses and minuses of the increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement in government at all levels.

Utilization-Focused Evaluation simplified step-by-step modules

These Utilization-Focused Evaluation (UFE) modules were developed by the Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICTD (DECI) project in order to provide a more simplified approach to using UFE. The modules outline a 12 step process to ensure that the process is clear and easy to use.

Utilization-Focused Evaluation Curriculum

This webpage from Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICT4D (DECI) provides links to five learning modules which outline the basics of Utilization-Focussed evaluation plus two extra modules which are focused on ICT4D issues.

Utilization-Focused Evaluation (U-FE) Checklist

Composed by Michael Quinn Patton in 2002 and updated in 2013, this is a comprehensive checklist for undertaking a utilization focused evaluation. It draws attention to the necessary tasks and associated challenges of conducting Utilization-Focused Evaluation (UFE).

Utilization Focused Evaluation for Development Research to Empower All Mongolians...

This evaluation report, Utilization Focused Evaluation for Development Research to Empower All Mongolians through Information Communications Technology from DREAM IT (Development Research to Empower All Mongolians through Information Communication Technology) provides the findings on the capacity building project to investigate Mongolia's policy and innovation in the sector of ICT and the socio-economic impact of it.