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  1. Theory of change- guidance on developing, representing, and using


    This page sets out some suggestions about what might be considered good practice, adequate practice and inadequate practice in developing, representing and using programme theory (also known as theory of change or logic models).  Please add your feedback and suggestions in our forum or share your comments on twitter @bettereval or FaceBook

  2. Plan and manage an evaluation


    Whether you’re intending to engage an external evaluator, or conduct an evaluation yourself, it can be useful to think about it in terms of 7 stages.

  3. Developing an initial description


    Developing an Initial Description

    What is being evaluated?

    What is the program logic / program theory/ theory of change?

  4. Writeshop Cases


    BetterEvaluation's writeshop series is a collection of case studies written by evaluation practitioners, and in some cases evaluation commissioners and managers,  discussing a particular evaluation, the issues it addressed and the possible implications for evaluation practice and theory.  

  5. User feedback on the difference between evaluation and research


    This page contains thoughts from the BetterEvaluation community provided in response to the blog post on Ways of framing the difference between research and evaluation.

    There is a follow up blog on this topic here.

  6. Approaches


    Approaches (on this site) refer to an integrated package of options (methods or processes). For example, 'Randomized Controlled Trials' (RCTs) use a combination of the options random sampling, control group and standardised indicators and measures.

  7. 52 Weeks of BetterEvaluation


    During 2013 we're celebrating 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation. Each week we're featuring a particular method, option, task, tool, issue or event. There are links to resources, advice on choosing methods and using them well, and discussions of hot issues. 

    52 Weeks of 2014 has begun! Find them here.

  8. Decide which evaluation method to use


    Aim to use a combination of options

  9. ToC table

    Process Inadequate practice Adequate practice Better practice
    1. Process for developing the theory of change Brainstorm with Post-It notes or just repackage planning documents
  10. 52 Weeks of BetterEvaluation 2014


    Our second year of 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation! Check out last year's here.