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    This page contains information about using the BetterEvaluation website. If you have a question which is not listed here, let us know in the feedback forum or contact us. You may also be interested in our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use.

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  3. What do we mean by ‘performance’?

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    The concept of ‘performance’ is defined differently in different organisations. An organisation’s conceptual model for performance, or its performance framework, reflects its values, responsibilities and preferences, especially in terms of the criteria used to assess performance.

  4. What are some of the risks in getting performance measurement wrong?

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    The “exclusive use” of performance indicators for performance management purposes and evaluative knowledge production raises concerns such as:

    • Misrepresentation – deliberate or accidental.

  5. How can we develop or select good performance indicators?

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    Indicators can be useful when recognised for what they are: partial information that can provide alerts of things not going as planned and signs of important changes (or lack thereof) which may trigger further investigation. Indicator selection should be focused on the type of ‘summary’ information that can tell us whether or not the intervention is ‘on track’ in terms of its implementation and anticipated results.

    Some important considerations in selecting and using indicators:

  6. What is the purpose of performance measurement?

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    Performance measurement is often used as a fairly inclusive term to refer to the routine measurement of inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and/or impacts of an intervention (a project, program, collection of activities or a policy). The emphasis is on regularly collecting a limited set of data to determine where improvements can be made.

    There are a range of other purposes performance measurement can serve, such as:

  7. Bringing environmental sustainability concerns into evaluations: The Footprint Evaluation project

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    The Footprint Evaluation project is a co-creation and research project hosted by BetterEvaluation and supported by the Global Evaluation Initiative. It is grounded in the premise that all evaluations should include consideration of environmental sustainability, even when this is not a stated goal of the intervention.

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  9. Is performance measurement the same as performance management?

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    Performance measurement is an essential part of a broader process often referred to as performance-based management (also called ‘managing for results’ or ‘results-based management, RBM). Some argue that If an organisation does not collect performance data, it cannot manage its performance effectively, reliably, and accountably.

  10. Our Theory of Change

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    BetterEvaluation aims to produce significant improvements in evaluation through its three core elements: a knowledge platform; discrete capacity strengthening activities; and research and innovation.


    BetterEvaluation works to produce significant improvements in evaluation. We focus on three key areas to achieve this: