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  1. Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change

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    Guide
    2017

    This guide was written to support groups doing Participatory Theatre for Change (PTC) to design a robust monitoring and evaluation system. It includes the following sections:

    • M&E Lessons from Designing PTC Programs
    • Monitoring Reach, Resonance, and Response
    • Process and Quality Monitoring
    • Evaluation Approaches for Arts-Based Interventions
  2. UNICEF Webinar: Overview of Impact Evaluation

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    Overview
    2015

     We often talk about the importance of knowing the impact of our work, but how is impact measured in practice? What are the ten basic things about impact evaluation that a UNICEF officer should know?

  3. Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocol (QUIP)

    Synonyms: 
    QUIP
    Approach

    The QUIP sets out to generate differentiated evidence of impact based on narrative causal statements elicited directly from intended project beneficiaries without use of a control group. Evidence of attribution is sought through respondents’ own accounts of causal mechanisms linking X to Y alongside Z rather than by relying on statistical inference based on variable exposure to X. This narrative data is intended to complement quantitative evidence on changes in X, Y and Z obtained through routine project monitoring.

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

    Blog
    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.

  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. VUE

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    Tool

    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. 

  7. BetterEvaluation at the Evaluation Conclave in Kathmandu this week

    Blog
    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.

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

    Blog
    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: 

  9. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 48: What does COP19 mean for monitoring and evaluation professionals?

    Blog
    27th November, 2013

    For the past few weeks the international climate change community, from national negotiators to NGOs and campaigners, has gathered at Warsaw for the 19th ‘conference of the parties’ (COP), hosted by the UNFCCC. Dennis Bours is team leader of SEA Change community of practice, which focuses on monitoring and evaluating climate change interventions in Asia and beyond.

  10. Slopegraph

    Synonyms: 
    Line graph, slope graph
    Evaluation Option

    A slopegraph is a lot like a line graph, in that it plots change between points. However a slopegraph plots the change between only two points, without any kind of regard for the points in between. It is based on the idea that humans are fairly good at interpreting changes in direction. Decreases and quickly rising increases are easily detected. 

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