Manager’s Guide to Evaluation

Use this guide to support decision making in planning, designing, overseeing, and using an evaluation.

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Choose methods and processes

You need the right mix of methods to answer your evaluation questions and the right processes to plan and implement an evaluation. Choosing the most suitable methods or processes depends on the nature of what is being evaluated, the nature of the evaluation, and resources and constraints.

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Strengthen evaluation capacity

Evaluation capacity is about more than developing competencies for doing evaluation. It also includes competencies in effectively designing, managing, implementing and using evaluation. It includes strengthening a culture of valuing evidence, valuing questioning, and valuing evaluative thinking.

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What is evaluation?

Evaluation uses a systematic process to judge quality, combining evidence and values. Good evaluation helps people make better decisions for better outcomes. Different types of evaluation can be done throughout a program or policy cycle, before implementation, during implementation, or after implementation.

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BetterEvaluation is an international collaboration to improve the practice and theory of evaluation. We create and curate information on choosing and using evaluation methods and processes, including managing evaluations and strengthening evaluation capacity.

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