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  1. 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.

  2. A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence

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    2011

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

  3. Dylomo

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    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. 

  4. VUE

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    The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application, developed to support teaching, learning and research and for anyone who needs to organize, contextualize, and access digital information. Using a simple set of tools and a basic visual grammar consisting of nodes and links, faculty and students can map relationships between concepts, ideas and digital content. 

  5. Plan and manage an evaluation

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    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.

  6. Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocol (QuIP)

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    The Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocol (QuIP) is an impact evaluation approach that draws on Contribution Analysis. QuIP studies serve to provide an independent reality check of a predetermined theory of change which helps stakeholders to assess, learn from, and demonstrate the social impact of their work. QuIP’s approach places project beneficiaries’ voices at the centre of the evaluation, enabling them to share and feedback their experiences in an open, credible, and respectful way.

  7. BetterEvaluation FAQ: How can you get stakeholders to articulate how they think a program or project works?

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    29th July, 2016

    In our last newsletter we drew attention to our option page on Articulating Mental Models (part of the Develop program theory or logic model task), and asked the BetterEvaluation community: 

  8. Why do programs benefit from developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks?

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    10th January, 2018

    This guest blog is by Anne Markiewicz, Director of Anne Markiewicz and Associates, a consultancy that specialises in developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks. Anne is the co-author, with Ian Patrick, of the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ (Sage 2016). She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for a wide range of different initiatives, building the capacity of organisations to plan for monitoring and evaluation.

  9. The Development and Utility of a Program Theory: Lessons from an Evaluation

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    2014

    This article, written by Tim Clement and Christine Bigby, looks at the use and development of program theory in human service organisations.  The article concludes that policy and practice need to be informed by current knowledge and understanding of what works and that practitioners should be familiar with the findings of good quality research.

  10. BetterEvaluation at the Evaluation Conclave in Kathmandu this week

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    25th February, 2013

    We're excited to be joining evaluators from across the world, and particularly South Asia, for the Evaluation Conclave this week. The theme of the conference is "Evaluation for development" - and sessions will look at ways that of going from evaluation of development to evaluation that actively contributes to development through its findings and processes.

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