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  1. BetterEvaluation FAQ: How do you use program theory for evaluating systems?

    21st June, 2017

    In our recent blog post about using theories of change and logic models better in evaluation, we asked BetterEvaluation members to submit a question or challenge that they have in relation to creating or using theory of change for review by the BetterEvaluation team. One member asked us for advice on using a theory of change for systems change which we are very happy to share below:

  2. An Introduction to Applied Data Analysis with Qualitative Comparative Analysis


    This article by Nicolas Legewie provides an introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). It discusses the method's main principles and advantages including its concepts.  It then goes on to discuss using the main analytical tools and how to analyse their output. Finally, the article demonstrates how to use QCA results to inform data analysis.

  3. Empowerment Evaluation

    Empowerment evaluation is a stakeholder involvement approach designed to provide groups with the tools and knowledge they need to monitor and evaluate their own performance and accomplish their goals. It is also used to help groups accomplish their goals. Empowerment evaluation focuses on fostering self-determination and sustainability.  It is particularly suited to the evaluation of comprehensive community–based initiatives or place-based initiatives.

    Also Available In: Español
  4. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 20: Defining what needs to be evaluated

    13th May, 2013

    Whether you are commissioning an evaluation, designing one or implementing one, having - and sharing - a very clear understanding of what is being evaluated is paramount. For complicated or complex interventions this isn't always as straight forward as it sounds, which is why BetterEvaluation offers specific guidance on options for doing this.

  5. 7 Strategies to improve evaluation use and influence- Part 2

    2nd February, 2018

    This is the second of a two-part blog on strategies to support the use of evaluation, building on a session the BetterEvaluation team facilitated at the American Evaluation Association conference last year. While the session focused particularly on strategies to use after an evaluation report has been produced, it is important to address use before and during an evaluation.

  6. The Qualitative Method of Impact Analysis


    This paper provides a detailed analysis of qualitative evaluation design as an option in impact analysis.

  7. setting targets for indicators

    Forum topic

    Hi everyone does anyone have any suggestions on how to set targets for indicators? Is there a standard? For example, if a program wanted to reduce maternal morbidity by 30% compared to baseline, how to know that is enough or not... thanks Eva Sarr Forums: ...

  8. UNICEF Webinar: Quasi-experimental design and methods


    What is the main difference between quasi-experiments and RCTs? How can I measure impact when establishing a control group is not an option?

    In the second last webinar of the series, Dr. Howard White of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), covers the basics of quasi-experiments.

  9. In search of Blue Marble Evaluators

    5th January, 2016

    You can't see the Earth as a globe unless you get at least twenty thousand miles away from it.  On December 7, 1972, the first photograph was taken of the whole Earth from space.  That photo became known as The Blue Marble Shot.

  10. C4D Hub: Determine what 'success' looks like

    Development Theme

    What is it?