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  1. Outcome Mapping

    Synonyms: 
    OM
    Approach

    Outcome mapping (OM) is a methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluating development initiatives in order to bring about sustainable social change. As the name suggests, its niche is understanding outcomes; the so-called ‘missing-middle’ or ‘black box’ of results that emerge downstream from the initiative’s activities but upstream from longer-term economic, environmental, political or demographic changes.

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  2. Impact evaluation

    Development Theme

    An impact evaluation provides information about the impacts produced by an intervention - positive and negative, intended and unintended, direct and indirect. This means that an impact evaluation must establish what has been the cause of observed changes (in this case ‘impacts’) referred to as causal attribution (also referred to as causal inference).

  3. DoView Software

    Resource
    Tool
    2016

    DoView is a specialized package for drawing logic models. It is designed primarily to draw outcomes chain models but can also be used for pipeline logic models. 

  4. Workshop: Using program theory and program logic for improved evaluation practice (Sydney 1 June 2016)

    Event
    Workshop
    25th May, 2016
    Australia
    Paid

    The workshop will provide participants with insight into theory based approaches to evaluation, and specifically into the role of Program Theory and Program Logic to provide a clear understanding, focus and direction to the practice of evaluation. The use of Program Theory and Program Logic will be clearly detailed within a staged conceptual model, with guidance provided on how they can be applied within the planning and implementation of an evaluation.

  5. Using Programme Theory to Evaluate Complicated and Complex Aspects of Interventions

    Resource
    Guide
    2008

    This article by Patricia J Rogers highlights the way program theory can be used in order to evaluate complicated or complex elements of programs.

  6. TOCO

    Resource
    Tool

    Theory of Change Online (TOCO) is web-based software (no download required) that you can use to design and edit and store your Theory of Change, learn the concepts of theory of change, and capture your outcomes, indicators, rationales and assumptions in an interactive graphical environment.

  7. 7 Strategies to improve evaluation use and influence- Part 1

    Blog
    25th January, 2018

    What can be done to support the use of evaluation? How can evaluators, evaluation managers and others involved in or affected by evaluations support the constructive use of findings and evaluation processes?  

  8. The Use of Social Network Analysis Tools in the Evaluation of Social Change Communications

    Resource
    Overview
    2009

    The article presents an introduction on social network analysis (SNA) and how it was used in M&E practices, in different fields. It also discuss limitations and opportunities of using SNA.

  9. A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence

    Resource
    Guide
    2011

    Using a literature review and interviews, this paper aims to provide an overview of the different approaches to monitoring and evaluating policy influence.

  10. Dylomo

    Resource
    Tool
    2016

    Dylomo is a free, web-based tool that can be used to create interactive, online logic models. Its development involved a user-testing experience at the Canadian Evaluation Society conference in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in June 2016, and was demonstrated at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Perth, Australia, 2016. 

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