Evaluation Capacity Development Group Toolkit

The Evaluation Capacity Development Group (ECDG) created this toolkit to help organizations become more evaluative by providing information, conducting training, and facilitating organizational change.

Excerpt

"[This toolkit] consists of distinct tools that flow one into another:

  1. Determine the need for internal evaluation capacity
  2. Define the purpose and use for evaluation
  3. Create an shared vision and appropriate organizational design for evaluation
  4. Develop a culture for evaluation
  5. Establish policies for evaluation
  6. Create a budget for evaluation
  7. Select organizational processes to be improved with evaluation
  8. Provide evaluation training
  9. Benchmark organizational changes
  10. Consider standards for evaluation"

Evaluation Capacity Development Group (p3)

Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Tool #1 To Rent or to Own
  • Resources
  • Tool #2 Purpose and Use
  • Resources
  • Domains for the application of evaluation
  • Tool #3 Visioning and Organizational Design
  • Creating a Shared Vision for Evaluation
  • The Visioning Process
  • Method One - Doodling
  • Method Two - Evaluation Scenario Planning
  • Completed Example of 2x2 Visioning Matrix for Evaluation Scenario Planning
  • Template 1: 2x2 Visioning Matrix for Evaluation Scenario Planning
  • Organizational Design
  • Resources
  • Tool #4 Organizational Culture
  • Artifacts
  • Values
  • Assumptions
  • Resources
  • Tool #5 Evaluation Policies
  • Conducting Policy Analysis
  • Resources
  • Tool #6 Budgets
  • Some rules of thumb
  • Reducing Costs
  • Keys to Effective Budgeting
  • Resources
  • Tool #7 Processes
  • Integrative Processes
  • Adaptive Processes
  • Process Mechanisms
  • Feedback
  • Process Mapping for Evaluation
  • Example
  • Resources
  • Completed Example of an Organizational Process Chart
  • Template 8: Organizational Process Chart
  • Figure x: Process Map for Mail Delivery.
  • Tool #8 Approaches to Training
  • Assessing the Need
  • Setting Goals, Objective & Priorities
  • Choosing Appropriate Instructional Methods
  • Training Implementation
  • Follow-up to Training: Assessing how well it went
  • Resources
  • Tool #9 Benchmarking
  • Internal benchmarking
  • External benchmarking
  • How to benchmark
  • Pitfalls and problems
  • Resources
  • Tool #10 Standards for Internal Evaluation
  • Resources
  • About the Authors

Source

Russon, K. Russon, C (2005). Evaluation Capacity Development Group Toolkit. Evaluation Capacity Development Group

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