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