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  1. Key Informant

    Evaluation Option

    Asking experts in these types of programmes or in the community to predict what would have happened in the absence of the intervention.

  2. Process Tracing

    Evaluation Option

    Process tracing is a case-based approach to causal inference which focuses on the use of clues within a case (causal-process observations, CPOs) to adjudicate between alternative possible explanations. 

  3. Theatre

    Evaluation Option

    There are several different ways of using theatre to communicate evaluation findings and engage intended users in responding to them.

  4. Evaluation Challenges

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    Evaluation Challenges

    How do I evaluate a project/program/policy when the results will only be visible in the long term?

    How do I evaluate a project/program/policy when there is no baseline data?

    How do I evaluate a project/program/policy when there is no control group?

    How do I evaluate a project/program/policy?

  5. Developing an initial description

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    Developing an Initial Description

    What is being evaluated?

    What is the program logic / program theory/ theory of change?

  6. Engaging People

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    Engaging People

    Who needs to be involved in the evaluation?

    How do we select and manage an external evaluator or evaluation team?

    What are options for the evaluation team – internal, external or hybrid?

    Who will be part of the evaluation team?

  7. Framing the evaluation

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    Framing the Evaluation

    What is the purpose of the evaluation (or evaluative process)?

    Who will make decisions about the evaluation, and how?

    Will the evaluation include lessons learned or recommendations?

    What to remember to cost?

    How will we develop high level evaluation questions?

    How will we clarify the values that will be used in the evaluation?

  8. Gathering or retrieving evidence, analysing and synthesising data

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    Gathering or Retrieving Evidence, Analysing and Synthesising Data

    Which groups will I gather evidence from?

    How do I establish baseline data?

    How do I identify existing data that might be useful?

    How do I gather evidence about the activities of the project/program/policy?

    How do I gather evidence about the impacts?

    How do I gather evidence about the context?

    How do I establish baseline data?

    What options of analysis are most applicable – numeric, graphical, or analysing text?

  9. Understanding causes

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    Understanding Causes

    How can we assess the counterfactual (what would have happened in the absence of the program)?

    How can we rule out alternative explanations?

    What are other integrated approaches to causal analysis?

  10. Sharing and Supporting Findings

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    Sharing and Supporting Findings

    How can we identify the intended users of findings and those who will be influenced by the process of the evaluation(or evaluative process)?

    What are options for reporting?

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