CIDA Evaluation Guide

This guide, from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) sets out to build awareness and understanding of evaluation among CIDA staff and provide clear guidance for implementing evaluations of CIDA programs.

Excerpt

"The “CIDA Evaluation Guide” documents the Agency’s current approach for evaluating development cooperation policies, programs and projects. It sets out the process to be followed, acceptable standards of performance, appropriate work practices, and guidelines for achieving success. The Guide is designed to promote and facilitate informed decision–making throughout the evaluation process: from the planning/design stage, then implementation, through to reporting and the sharing of results." (Jones, Young & Stanley, 2004)

Contents

  1. The Basics ...................................................................3
  2. Focus on Results .........................................................9
  3. Challenges & Expectations ..........................................13
  4. Thinking Ahead ...........................................................21
  5. Preparing Terms of Reference ....................................25
  6. Selecting the Evaluator ...............................................33
  7. Preparing Evaluation Workplans .................................41
  8. Information Collection & Analysis .................................55
  9. Preparing Evaluation Reports ......................................63
  10. Optimizing Benefits .......................................................77
  11. Frequently Asked Questions ........................................83

Source

Jones, R., Young , V., & Stanley, C. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Performance and Knowledge Management Branch. (2004). CIDA evaluation guide. Retrieved from website: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/INET/IMAGES.NSF/vLUImages/Performancereview5/$file/english-e-guide.pdf

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Rex Joshwa
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This is dated 2004. Can anybody from CIDA validate if this is the most recent version that is being used currently? 

Thanks

Rex

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Brian O Donnell
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Hi,

My question is the same as Rex. Can someone from CIDA confirm if this document is the most recent version that is currently being used?

Regards,

Brian

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