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  1. Learning Purposefully in Capacity Development (2008)

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    Guide
    2008

    This paper examines how monitoring and evaluation (M&E) does, or could, make a difference to Capacity Dvelopment (CD). It explores whether there is something different or unique about M&E of CD that isn’t addressed by predominant options and ways of thinking about M&E, and which might be better addressed by experimenting with learning-based approaches to M&E of CD.

  2. Key Considerations for Managing Evaluations

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    Guide
    2011

    This guide from Pact South Africa is aimed at providing an overview of the key considerations that need to be assessed before and during the evaluation process. 

  3. Learning to evaluate capacity development and collaborative learning...

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    Example
    2009

    Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) in Asia faces the challenge of  assess and document the role of capacity development in enhancing CBNRM outcomes. To address this challenge, nine CBNRM-oriented organizations from four countries in East and Southeast Asia established an informal regional platform to strengthen their ability to carry out such evaluation. The paper describes the lessons learned from the project and examples of how collaborative learning provides a platform for those seeking to evaluate capacity development.

  4. IDRC Strategic Evaluation of Capacity Development: Doing things better?

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    Overview
    2008

    The paper from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) analyses whether the results from capacity building projects have supported the organisation to achieve its mission.

  5. Shaping International Evaluation: A 30-Year Journey

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    Overview
    2010

    This book from Universalia Management Group presents major trends that have influenced international evaluation and provides an overview of the evolution of evaluation within specific sectors, such as the environment and agriculture.

  6. Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs): Learning from Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia, Europe and Middle East

    Resource
    Overview
    2013

    This book is focused on case studies highlighting the experiences of regional and national VOPEs.  They share their experiences in strengthening the capacities of individual evaluators to produce credible and useful evaluations, the institutional capacities of the VOPEs themselves, promoting equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations, and, especially, the roles VOPEs are playing to improve the enabling environment for evaluation in their countries.

  7. Pathways to advance professionalisation within the context of the AES

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    Discussion paper
    2017

    This report by Greet Peersman and Patricia Rogers for the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) identifies four potential pathways towards professionalisation within the context of the AES: 1) Ad hoc, disconnected activities; 2) Focused, connected and strategic activities; 3) Voluntary credentialing of evaluators; and 4) Regulated and licensed profession. The main recommendation of the report is that the AES follow a pathway of focused, connected and strategic activities, with a view to considering a voluntary credentialing process down the track. A major feature of this report is the exploration of 41 activities and approaches that can be used to advance the professionalisation of monitoring and evaluation. These activities are likely to be of considerable interest to others who are undertaking or planning evaluation capacity strengthening activities.