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  • NVivo for government

    This webpage provides examples of how NVivo has been used by government agencies to analsye qualitative data.
  • Exploding the myth of incompatibility between accountability and learning

    This chapter from Capacity Development in Practice (archived
  • Coding part 2: Thematic coding

    This video tutorial from Graham H Gibbs (2010) provides an overview of thematic coding and examples to demostrate how it is done and  how codes can be applied to the data.
  • Coding part 1: Alan Bryman's 4 stages of qualitative analysis

    In this web video, Graham R Gibbs provides an overview of qualitative analysis based on Alan Bryman's four stages of analysis.
  • Rethinking monitoring for collective learning in rural resource management

    Drawing on the author's experience in rural resource management in Brazil this paper discusses the common misconceptions, potential and processes involved in Participatory Monitory and Evaluation (PM&E) 
  • Using structured interviewing techniques

    This paper from the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) explains structured interview techniques for GAO evaluators and how they should be incorporated when appropriate.
  • The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    This slide show provides an overview of this option and lists the advantages and disadvantages of its use. There are also a number of examples of covariance and linear regression equations. 
  • A guide for designing and conducting in-depth interviews for evaluation input

    This short guide defines in-depth interviews, explains their advantages and disadvantages and the steps involved in their application. 
  • Annual review template

    This template, from Chris Guillebeau's  (2008) How to Conduct an Annual Review is an excellent tool for providing a clear and concise structure to conducting an
  • Annual planning and review processes

    This webpage, from the Queensland Department of Education, provides an overview of the annual review process.
  • Strengthen evaluation capacity

    Choose ways of building on and developing capacity for managing, undertaking and/or using evaluation, which might involve human capital (knowledge and skills), organisational capital (such as technical and administrative infrastructure) and social capital…
    Rainbow Framework
  • The use of qualitative interviews in evaluation

    This webpage outlines the circumstances in which qualitative interview techniques are best applied for the purpose of evaluation.
  • Graphing with excel - bar graphs and histograms

    This webpage from LabWrite Resources, provides a short tutorial for creating bar graphs and histograms with Microsoft Excel.
  • Transforming a lizard into a cow: Child-led evaluation of the building skills for life programme in Zimbabwe

    This report is the second in this series and presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education.
  • Present your data in a bar chart

    This tutorial, from Microsoft, demonstrates how to create bar charts using Microsoft Excel.
  • Monitoring and accountability practices for remotely managed projects...

    This report from Tearfund brings together a number of research findings examining the issue of remote project monitoring and beneficiary accountability.
  • European pathway to the future

    This report examines the European pathway to the Future which is a transnational project aimed at sharing best practice in developing and implementing social inclusion policies.
  • The engagement toolkit

    This toolkit offers an extensive but not exhaustive list of engagement methods that can be applied throughout different stages of the evaluation process.
  • Cartooning

    This entry from Sage's Encyclopedia of Evaluation, describes the ideas and options behind using cartoons for evaluation.
  • Techniques of focal groups in chat rooms in the evaluation of virtual libraries

    This is the abstract of a report (in Portuguese) which describes the use of chat rooms by focus groups in the evaluation of virtual libraries.
  • Define what is to be evaluated

    Develop a description (or access an existing version) of what is to be evaluated and how it is understood to work.
    Rainbow Framework
  • The South African child support grant impact assessment

    This report assesses data collected from five South African provinces to analyse the effectiveness of the Child Support Grant (CSG) which is an important instrument of social protection in South Africa.
  • From seed to scale-up: Lessons learned from Australia’s rural development assistance

    This report from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT, formerly AusAID), reviews Australia's rural development assistance program highlighting
  • Earth Eval: Using video to communicate evaluation results

    This blog offers an example of a video that was created to communicate evaluation findings.
  • areol: Convergent interviewing

    This reading is taken from Session 8 of the online course Action Research and Evaluation Online (AREOL). It explains in detail the technique known as convergent Interviewing and how it can be used for effective data collection.
  • Handbook on poverty and inequality

    This book form the World Bank provides a range of tools which allow the user to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty.
  • Participation Toolkit: Exercises for working together

    This resource provides set of practical participative exercises to help both large and small groups, teams and boards introduce new and different ways of change the option of communicating, analysing and deciding what to do.
  • 80 tools for participatory development

    This resource provides stakeholders and development workers with a toolbox of resources which aim to improve community participation in development projects.
  • 80 herramientas para el desarrollo participativo

    "Pocos documentos en los últimos años han logrado ofrecer un conjunto de herramientas presentadas en formato sencillo, fácil de utilizar y con la modalidad de caja de herramientas a la que se puede acudir en función de necesidades específic
  • Assessing the economic impact of HIV/AIDS on Nigerian households

    In this paper,  Canning, Mahal, Odumosu and Okonkwo (2006) use propensity score matching to assess the affect of HIV/AIDS on an individual's ability to access health care in Nigeria.
  • Advancing evaluation practices in philanthropy

    This series of papers was published as a sponsored supplement of the Stanford Social Innovation Review for the Aspen Institut
  • Does microfinance reduce poverty in India?

    In this study, propensity score matching is used to assess the impact of micro-finance loans on reducing poverty when they are used for productive means.