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  1. UNICEF Webinar: Overview of Impact Evaluation


     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?

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


    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.

  3. Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change


    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
  4. Utilization-Focused Evaluation (U-FE) Checklist


    Composed by Michael Quinn Patton in 2002 and updated in 2013, this is a comprehensive checklist for undertaking a utilization focused evaluation. It draws attention to the necessary tasks and associated challenges of conducting Utilization-Focused Evaluation (UFE).

  5. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 48: What does COP19 mean for monitoring and evaluation professionals?

    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.

  6. Slopegraph

    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. 

  7. Impact evaluation: challenges to address

    23rd January, 2015

    In 2015, we’re presenting "12 months of BetterEvaluation" - with blog posts focusing each month on a different issue.  This is the first in a series on impact evaluation, our focus for January. 

    In development, government and philanthropy, there is increasing recognition of the potential value of impact evaluation. There is dedicated funding available and specific initiatives to develop capacity for both commissioning and conducting impact evaluation, including supporting use of the findings.     

  8. Theory-Based Approaches to Evaluation: Concepts and Practices


    This web page from Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat provides an outline of some of the key concepts of theory based approaches to evaluation. The general application of a variety of different approaches is discussed along with some advice on the potential applications for government agencies. 

  9. Happy Holidays! 21+ free evaluation resources for you

    15th December, 2016

    Happy Holidays! In celebration of a great year, we've collected a list of favourite resources of 2016 that are freely available online so that we could share them with you as a bit of an end of year gift. The resources aren't necessarily new - but they are things that have been discovered for the first time or rediscovered in 2016. We have a wide range of cool tools, guides, examples and other resources that help us do evaluation better and think about it differently. 

  10. Most Significant Change


    The Most Significant Change (MSC) approach involves generating and analysing personal accounts of change and deciding which of these accounts is the most significant – and why.