This post is based on a paper by Joanna Farmer and Dr Caroline Tomiczek (Associate Director, Urbis), presented at the AES International Evaluation Conference in Canberra on 6 Sept 2017.
This document provides an overview of the utility of and specific guidance and a tool for implementing an evaluability assessment before an impact evaluation is undertaken.
In this Centre for Development Impact seminar, Richard Longhurst (IDS) and Sarah Mistry (BOND) will highlight the importance of evaluability assessments for development projects, as well as discussing the suitability of various evaluation methods that are available to a manager. This seminar is available to the public online.
An assessment of the extent to which an intervention can be evaluated in a reliable and credible fashion.
Many problems with evaluations can be traced back to the Terms of Reference (ToR) - the statement of what is required in an evaluation. Many ToRs are too vague, too ambitious, inaccurate or not appropriate.