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  1. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 45: Participatory Video for M&E- unpacking how change happened

    Blog
    7th November, 2013

    It is time for another blog series on BetterEvaluation, and this time we will be exploring the uses of video in evaluation. Video is a powerful tool which can be used in many different ways and BetterEvaluation has only scratched the surface so far. Three experts will present three different uses of video in evaluation.

  2. Rubrics

    Synonyms: 
    Global Assessment Scale, competency framework
    Evaluation Option
    Example rubric

    A rubric is a framework that sets out criteria and standards for different levels of performance and describes what performance would look like at each level.  Rubrics have often been used in education for grading student work, and in recent years have been applied in evaluation to make transparent the process of synthesising evidence into an overall evaluative judgement.

  3. Equal Access Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation toolkit

    Resource
    Toolkit
    2011

    This toolkit aims to help communication for development (C4D) organisations to demonstrate the impacts and outcomes of their initiatives, listen to their listeners, continuously learn, and feed this learning back into the organisation and its practices. It is a key outcome of the Assessing Communication for Social Change (AC4SC) project, which was a successful collaboration between Equal Access Nepal, Equal Access International, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Adelaide, Australia. 

  4. Line Graph

    Synonyms: 
    Line Chart
    Evaluation Option

    A line graph is commonly used to display change over time as a series of data points connected by straight line segments on two axes. The line graph therefore helps to determine the relationship between two sets of values, with one data set always being dependent on the other set.

  5. Missing Link: Sustained and Emerging Impact Evaluation

    Blog
    3rd May, 2016

    This blog post by Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz of Valuing Voices discusses the need for post-project impact evaluations. An area that needs more attention, BetterEvaluation will be working with Valuing Voices over the next couple of months to expand the available information and resources for this type of evaluation.

  6. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 40: How to find evidence and use it well

    Blog
    3rd October, 2013

    When reviewing evidence for decision-making, the first challenge is deciding how to choose which types of evidence to include. In this blog, Jessica Hagen-Zanker from the Overseas Development Institute introduces a new approach to literature reviews which combine the rigour of full systematic reviews, without their disadvantages of resource intensiveness and inflexibility.

  7. Most Significant Change

    Synonyms: 
    MSC
    Approach

    The Most Significant Change (MSC) approach involves generating and analysing personal accounts of change and deciding which of these accounts is the most significant – and why.

    Also Available In: Español
  8. Graphic recording

    Synonyms: 
    Graphic facilitation
    Evaluation Option

    Graphic recording is the translation of conversations into images and text on large sheets of paper during meetings and events. An evaluator might choose graphic recording to capture collective stories and visually represent conversations throughout an evaluation process. This could include discussions with stakeholders during a number of stages and processes, such as conducting a needs analysis or developing a theory of change, workshops to discuss interim evaluation findings and stakeholder feedback, and presentations of final evaluation findings telling the story of the journey of the program and the principles that guide it.

  9. BetterEvaluation hits five years!

    This month we're celebrating our 5th birthday!

  10. Seasonal Calendars

    Evaluation Option

    Seasonal calendars are useful for evaluation as they can help analyse time-related cyclical changes in data. A calendar allows people to visualise patterns of variations over particular periods of time - such as across weeks, seasons, one or several years. 

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