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  1. Identify the Boundary Partners

    Resource
    Guide
    2001

    This website from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides a comprehensive guide to identifying boundary partners which are the groups or organisations that interact directly with a program

  2. Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis: A practical method for project planning and evaluation

    Resource
    Guide
    2008

    This institutional Learning and Change Initiative (ILAC) brief number 17 provides an overview of using Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis (PIPA) on projects involving the water and food sectors.

  3. Social Network Analysis Guide

    Resource
    Guide

    The guide provides an overview of Social Network Analysis, an example of maps that can be developed from this type of analysis and key focus questions for SNA.

  4. The Art of Focused Conversations for Schools

    Resource
    Guide

    This page outlines a range of questions that can be used to focus conversation using ORID. The page also includes an example of how to use this technique and a template that can be used for its implementation.

  5. The 'Most Significant Change' Technique- A Guide to Its Use

    Resource
    Guide
    2005

    Essential reading for anyone seeking to use 'Most Significant Change' (MSC). Written by the two developers of MSC (Rick Davies and Jess Dart), it provides an overview, clear guidance on MSC in 10 steps, and advice on troubleshooting and incorporating MSC in an M & E system.

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  6. Social Experiments to fight poverty

    Resource
    Guide
    2009

    2009 MacArthur fellow Esther Duflo argues that experiments, using randomized controlled trials, are essential to the eradication of poverty in this Ted Talk video, hosted by You Tube. 

  7. Michael Quinn Patton, on Developmental Evaluation Compared with R&D

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    Guide

    In this short video Michael Quinn Patton discusses the relationship between developmental evaluation and the research and development process. Patton suggests that developmental evaluation in public policy can play a similar role to R&D in the private sector, assisting in innovation and experimentation.

  8. Michael Quinn Patton on Developmental Evaluation as Alternative to Formative Assessment

    Resource
    Overview
    2009

    In this short video Michael Quinn Patton outlines the differences between developmental, formative and summative evaluation.

  9. Basic Priority Rating Model 2.0

    Resource
    2011

    This article from Health Promotion Practice provides an overview and guide to objective priority setting using predetermined criteria, standardized comparisons, and a rubric that minimizes bias – the Basic Priority Rating Model. This model has been in use for some time in the health sector.

  10. UNDP Measuring Capacities Tool

    Resource
    Tool
    2005

    This resource on Capacity Indicators, is a compilation of indicators for assessing capability and effectiveness of organizations and the standards of the environment in which they must operate. It discusses the history and significance of Capacity Development and provides 10 capacity development indicator case study scenarios.

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