52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 5: Info overload - how to navigate the maze of methods and approaches

Simon Hearn's picture 29th January 2013 by Simon Hearn

As part of developing the BetterEvaluation site, we ran an "Evaluation Challenge" process, inviting people to submit their biggest challenges in evaluation, and then inviting experts to suggest ways to address these.

This week we present the first challenge, one that is frequently heard from people when they first start learning about the field of evaluation:

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 4: Including unintended impacts

Patricia Rogers's picture 24th January 2013 by Patricia Rogers

Evaluation is not just about assessing whether objectives have been met.  Identifying and considering unintended impacts can be a critically important part of deciding whether or not a program, a policy or a project has been a success.  But not all guides to evaluation acknowledge the importance of unintended impacts – or give advice about methods to identify and include them.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 3: Q & A about drawing logic models

Patricia Rogers's picture 15th January 2013 by Patricia Rogers

This week on BetterEvaluation we're presenting Questions and Answers about logic models. A logic model represents a program theory - how an intervention (such as a program, project or policy) is understood to contribute to its impacts.

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 2: Conducting Effective Meetings

Patricia Rogers's picture 10th January 2013 by Patricia Rogers

There are many decisions to be made in an evaluation – its purpose and scope; the key evaluation questions; how different values will be negotiated; what should be the research design and methods for data collection and analysis; how information will be shared; what recommendations should be developed and how. 

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julia.laidlaw's picture 6th December 2012 by julia.laidlaw

BetterEvaluation es el resultado de la colaboración de evaluadores de todo el mundo. Somos plenamente conscientes (y un poco emocionados) sobre la posibilidad de que BetterEvaluation podria servir como una plataforma para compartir el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de la evaluación en todos los niveles y entre todos los idiomas. Por esta razón, entre otras, siempre estamos buscando formar alianzas y compartir el trabajo de las organizaciones que trabajan para reforzar la evaluación en las diferentes regiones e idiomas.