This tool makes use of qualitative information. This information is in the form of important distinctions or difference that people see in the world around them. Important differences are those that make a difference. Differences that make a difference can be described as information (Bateson, 1979 in Davies, 1998).
This article examines the use of the Delphi technique as part of a Needs Assessment to inform an evaluation capability-building plan within a government department. Besides considering the Delphi process itself, it also raises methodological issues and suggests steps that might be taken in the future.
This webpage from De Bono Consulting provides an overview of the six thinking hats and includes a range of free resources including guides and videos. A range of resources, including training programs are also unavailable for purchase.
The Evaluation Study Terms of Reference Template from the UK Department for International Development provides an overview of the minimum content required within Terms of Reference for development of an Evaluation Study.
This toolkit from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is designed to provide guidance on the use of SWOT analysis to find the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a project or plan.
This guide from Impact Alliance provides a description of the SWOT tool, outlines examples for different uses and applications, offers two different ways to conduct a SWOT analysis, and concludes with a description of how to interpret and apply SWOT.
This report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark presents the findings of the evaluation conducted into the collaboration between Denmark's Evaluation Department and the Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of the Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat of Bhutan