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  1. Brainstorming

    Evaluation Option

    Brainstorming involves focussing on a problem and then allowing participants to come up with as many solutions as possible. 

  2. Using Photos in Evaluation Reports


    This blog, by Sherry Boyce, provides a number of tips and tricks to support the use of photos in evaluation reports.

  3. Identify reporting requirements


    Before you begin to gather and analyze your data, consider how you can ensure your collection efforts will meet the reporting needs of your primary intended users.

  4. Using Excel for Qualitative Data Analysis


    This article, written by Susan Eliot for The Listening Resource provides detailed guidance on the use of a step-by-step process for using Excel as a tool to support the analysis of qualitative data for research or evaluation purposes.

  5. Bem vindo ao BetterEvaluation em Português!

    Language Landing Page

    Se você precisa de informações úteis sobre avaliação em lingua portuguesa, BetterEvaluation está trabalhando com avaliadores em paises de língua portuguesa para auxilia-lo.

    Existem varias associações e redes de avaliadores produzindo excelentes trabalhos, como por exemplo as associações abaixo:

    Also Available In: English
  6. Inception report

    Evaluation Option

    An inception report of an evaluation is prepared by an evaluator after an initial review of relevant documentation. It sets out the conceptual framework to be used in an evaluation, the key evaluation questions and methodology, including information on data sources and collection, sampling and key indicators. The inception report also includes a timeline for the evaluation project and drafts of data collection instruments.

  7. Guidelines for Inception Reports


    This document produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Internal Oversight Service Evaluation Section, provides guidelines for the creation of an inception report for UNESCO evaluations.

  8. Impact Evaluation Series


    An impact evaluation provides information about the impacts produced by an intervention. In development, government and philanthropy, there is increasing recognition of the potential value of impact evaluation and specific support to develop capacity for both commissioning and conducting impact evaluation, including the use of its findings. 

    In partnership with the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the RMIT University-based BetterEvaluation team worked with evaluation experts to develop a series of 13 methodological briefs on impact evaluation methods. The briefs were written by (in alphabetical order): E. Jane Davidson, Thomas de Hoop, Delwyn Goodrick, Irene Guijt, Bronwen McDonald, Greet Peersman, Patricia Rogers, Shagun Sabarwal, Howard White.

  9. Outcome Harvesting

    Outcome Harvesting collects (“harvests”) evidence of what has changed (“outcomes”) and, then, working backwards, determines whether and how an intervention has contributed to these changes.

    Outcome Harvesting has proven to be especially useful in complex situations when it is not possible to define concretely most of what an intervention aims to achieve, or even, what specific actions will be taken over a multi-year period.

    Also Available In: Portugues, Español
  10. Análise de contribuição


    Análise de Contribuição (Contribution Analysis) é uma abordagem para avaliar questões causais e inferir causalidade em avaliações de programas reais. Este recurso oferece uma abordagem passo-a-passo projetado para ajudar gerentes, pesquisadores e formuladores de políticas a chegar a conclusões sobre a contribuição que seu programa fez (ou está fazendo) para resultados específicos. O valor essencial da análise de contribuição é que ele oferece uma abordagem destinada a reduzir a incerteza sobre a contribuição que a intervenção faz, a partir dos resultados observados, através de uma maior compreensão do porquê os resultados observados ocorreram (ou não!) e os papéis desempenhados pela intervenção e outros fatores internos e externos.

    Also Available In: English, Español