Find resources by task 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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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Guide

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Guide shows how to develop a results chain model. A companion publication to the Evaluation Handbook, this guide focuses on the development and use of the program logic model.


W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook (2017 edition)

This handbook provides guidance for conducting and managing evaluations, including a conceptual framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. It was written primarily for project directors who have direct responsibility for the ongoing evaluation of W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded projects and Kellogg Foundation Grant Applicants.


The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application, developed to support teaching, learning and research and for anyone who needs to organize, contextualize, and access digital information. Using a simple set of tools and a basic visual grammar consisting of nodes and links, faculty and students can map relationships between concepts, ideas and digital content. 

Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs): Learning from Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia, Europe and Middle East

This book is focused on case studies highlighting the experiences of regional and national VOPEs.  They share their experiences in strengthening the capacities of individual evaluators to produce credible and useful evaluations, the institutional capacities of the VOPEs themselves, promoting equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations, and, especially, the roles VOPEs are playing to improve the enabling environment for evaluation in their countries.

Voice and Accountability Tool: Engagement Framework

This tool from the Catholic Aid Agency for England and Wales (CAFOD) is aimed at supporting groups evaluate their capacity to conduct advocacy programs and improve their performance.  Focusing on four key areas of advocacy capacity, the tool allows the user to assess the readiness to conduct advocacy based on a five level scale. 

Visualizing Process: How to Create a Stakeholder-friendly Graphic Timeline of Process Data

This presentation at the AEA Evaluation 2013 Conference by Artineh Samkian, the University of Southern California, and Joel Greene, Harder+Company, gives an overview of the steps involved in creating a graphic timeline that is accessible to stakeholders.

Visual research methods

This web page from Learn Higher provides links to a variety of resources on Image-based research. The resources include papers that focus on the theory of using images for research through projects that specifically focus on using this method. There are also links to software that can be used to support the analysis of images for research purposes. 

Visual press releases: a hands-on guide

This guide presents a number of options for creating visual press releases, which is especially important when your press release is for distribution on social media. It gives an overview of different types of visual content, best practices for each content type, and tools that can help in creating visual content.

Visual Language for Designers: Guide

"Within every picture is a hidden language that conveys a message, whether it is intended or not. This language is based on the ways people perceive and process visual information. By understanding visual language as the interface between a graphic and a viewer, designers and illustrators can learn to inform with accuracy and power.


This tool reproduces your images under various forms of colorblindness so you can better determine if your reporting will be readable to those who are colorblind.