We've been getting some great questions recently - so we're starting to share our answers through these blogs. We'd welcome any additional suggestions for how to respond, or useful resources. Just add these to the comments box below.
I’m wanting to do an impact evaluation. What kinds of theories should I use for developing a theory of change?
This blog post by Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz of Valuing Voices discusses the need for post-project impact evaluations. An area that needs more attention, BetterEvaluation will be working with Valuing Voices over the next couple of months to expand the available information and resources for this type of evaluation.
What is the value of evaluation and can stories provide a good way of communicating evaluation findings? In this guest blog post, Martha McGuire introduces the project, 'Evaluations that make a difference', a collection of eight evaluation stories from around the world about the ways in which evaluations contributed to making an impact, from the perspectives of the users and beneficiaries who have been involved in the evaluations.
International development is fixated with impact. But how do we know we’re all talking about the same thing?
In this guest blog post, Tiina Pasanen, from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), lays out four key ideas to keep in mind when designing an M&E framework for a policy research project
You can't see the Earth as a globe unless you get at least twenty thousand miles away from it. On December 7, 1972, the first photograph was taken of the whole Earth from space. That photo became known as The Blue Marble Shot.
Happy New Year! The International Year of Evaluation has ended and a new year has begun.
We're delighted to have been part of the celebrations and discussions about an agenda for international evaluation for the future - and to be planning to contribute to the next steps in improving evaluation theory and practice around the world.
Here are some reflections back on the year that was - and some sneak peeks at the year ahead.
This is a discussion led by Rituu B Nanda regarding Laura Hughston's report which presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education. The original discussion can be found on Gender and Evaluation.