As part of a project with an Australian state government agency, I am developing a rubric for people with little to no evaluation skills who might need to judge the quality of an evaluation report. This is within the context of a larger project whereby an evidence base of past evaluation reports is made available for program designers. We want users to access these reports, but also have some support to judge the quality of the reports.
Evaluation frameworks are often developed to provide a common reference point for evaluations of different projects that form a program, or different types of evaluations of a single program. But getting agreement on a shared document is only the start of achieving the intended benefits of evaluation frameworks, such as reduced duplication and overlap, improved data quality, and ease of aggregation and synthesis. This guest blog by George Argyrous (ANZSOG) outlines 9 actions that can be taken to support the implementation of high-level monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and make sure these frameworks don't languish on a dusty shelf.