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  1. Week 44: Anecdote as Epithet- Rumination #1 from Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods

    3rd November, 2014

    The 4th edition of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods by Michael Quinn Patton will be published in mid-November, 2014. A new feature is one personal “rumination” in each chapter.

  2. Preparing for an Evaluation- Guidelines and Tools for Pre-Evaluation Planning


    This guide, authored by Della E.McMillan and Alice Willard for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the American Red Cross, provides a step-by-step process and a range of tools designed to help with pre-evaluation planning.

  3. Using technologies for monitoring and evaluation in insecure settings

    Development Theme

    Operating in insecure environments is one of the more critical tests for humanitarian, development, and  peacebuilding organizations alike. Access constraints or even direct attacks make monitoring and evaluation extremely challenging. Technologies like mobile phones, radios, Internet platforms and GPS trackers promise new solutions for collecting vital data or tracking implementation of projects.

  4. C4D Hub: Check the results support causal attribution (strategy 2)

    Development Theme

    What is it?

  5. Monitoring and Evaluation for Impact Investing

    Impact investment aims to create positive social change alongside financial returns, thereby creating blended value. Impact investments differ from earlier forms of socially aligned or socially responsible investments in that the intention behind the impact investment is to have a positive effect on society as opposed to merely avoiding negative effects (Flynn, Young, & Barnett, 2015 p.11). Assessing the intended and actual blended value created is an important part of impact investing.

  6. Demystifying systemic thinking for evaluation in post-normal times

    When you suggest to someone that you’re interested in using systems thinking in your project, you’ll  often  hear “we tried that once…” or “I like the idea of it but I’m not really sure how I would apply it” or “I get what it is, but I don’t really get what it is!”  These are all comments that I have heard over the last three years when asked, “So what are you working on?”

  7. Программа «Система измерения и оценки для программ в области социального сиротства: онлайн-сервис, экспертная поддержка и вдохновляющие кейсы». Сборник кейсов.


    Сборник кейсов, представляющий созданные рядом московских некоммерческих организаций системы измерения и оценки социальных результатов своей деятельности. Этот сборник был разработан в результате реализации Программы «Система измерения и оценки для программ в области социального сиротства: онлайн-сервис, экспертная поддержка и вдохновляющие кейсы» (ПИОН), которая осуществлялась АНО «Эволюция и Филантропия».

  8. Theory of Change


    This guide, written by Patricia Rogers for UNICEF, looks at the use of theory of change in an impact evaluation. It demonstrates how it can be useful for identifying the data that needs to be collected and how it should be analysed. It also highlights its use as a framework for reporting. 

  9. 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.

    Also Available In: Español
  10. Learning about learning in an adaptive programme

    21st March, 2017

    Last week, we started our focus on Adaptive Management with a blog post by Patricia Rogers that explored how monitoring and evaluation can support adaptive management. This week, we're continuing this series with a guest blog from Fred Carden and Arnaldo Pellini, in which they discuss what they learned about adaptive management in a major project on developing capacity for evidence-based policy.