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  1. Social Network Analysis 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.

  2. The Art of Focused Conversations for Schools


    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.

  3. Social Experiments to fight poverty


    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. 

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


    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.

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


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

  6. Basic Priority Rating Model 2.0


    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.

  7. Zambian HIV/AIDS Learning Initiative


    This mid term evaluation report from Pact's Zambian HIV/AIDS Learning Initiative provides a detailed examination of the program which aims to strengthen capacity of organisations working with HIV/AIDS in Zambia.

  8. Requests for Challenges


    The BetterEvaluation Team has announced a Request for Challenges (RFC) in practical evaluation experiences in the areas of Capacity Development, Climate Change Adaptation, Network Initiatives and Agriculture. The chart below outlines the review process which aims at providing assistance to the challenge authors and the BetterEvaluation community, as well as generating new learning in applied evaluation practice.





  9. Establish decision making processes


    A variety of decisions must be made during an evaluation including: what the focus of the evaluation will be; who will undertake the evaluation; how data will be collected and analysed; how the evaluation will be reported; and who will have access to the final report. Therefore, it is important to establish a decision making process to ensure agreement can be reached on how decisions will be made.

  10. Managing challenging interviews

    7th July, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This one-day course will explore the key issues in planning for and conducting qualitative interviews with vulnerable populations. The course will cover: defining vulnerability and risk assessing risk ethical issues managing risks for participants managing risks for researchers controlling the interview dynamic This is an advanced course and will assume an understanding of the principles of conducting qualitative research interviews.