• Action and reflection: a guide for monitoring and evaluating participatory research

    This paper from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was designed to support those involved in participatory research and development projects with monitoring and evaluation strategies.
  • Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid

    The book Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid provides a rich overview of international aid, from the perspective of those who receive financial assistance. 
  • Participatory methods

    This website from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) focuses on the where, why and how of using participatory methods for development programs.
  • Handbook for participatory action research, planning and evaluation

    This guide, written by Jacques M Chevalier and Daniel J Buckles for Participatory Action Research, provides a set of tools and processes that can be used to engage people in complex
  • The Participation Toolkit: Supporting Patient Focus and Public Involvement in NHS Scotland

    This toolkit, developed by the Scottish Health Council, provides a range of tools and methods that can be used to support the involvement of clients in the design and delivery of
  • Participatory approaches

    This guide, written by Irene Guijt for UNICEF, looks at the use of participatory approaches in impact evaluation.
  • Who Counts? The Power of Participatory Statistics

    This workshop by Jeremy Holland for the Institute of Development Studies was streamed live on May 1st, 2014.
  • Storyboard Logic Models Activity

    This worksheet by the Action Evaluation Collective gives a steps by step run down of how to use storyboards to engage people in telling their stories. It's focus is on working with and engaging young people in a participatory process.
  • 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 36: Supporting appropriate participation in evaluations

  • Participation not for you? Four reflections that might just change your mind

    ​​​This month we start a series on participation in evaluation by Leslie Groves and Irene Guijt. This blog series aims to explore one simple question: How can we best open up evaluation processes to include those intended to benefit from a specific proj
  • Positioning participation on the power spectrum

    In the second blog in the 4-part series about participation in evaluation, Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves focus on making power relationships and values in 'participatory' evaluation processes explicit to avoid tokenistic participation.
  • Choices about voices

    In this third blog in the participation in evaluation series, Irene Guijt and Leslie Groves share frameworks to approach and make decisions about the level of stakeholder involvement during different evaluation stages.
  • Still Hesitating? Let's bust some myths around increasing stakeholder participation in evaluation

    In the final blog in the 4-part series, Leslie Groves and Irene Guijt address some of the most common forms of resistance to increasing levels of participation in evaluation.
  • Tracking emerging networks

    This guide was developed for the NextGen programme of the Prince Claus Fund to get insight into how young and creative organisations change over time, and how such organisations develop their interactions as a group or network.
  • Guide to trend analysis, a Tiny Tool

    This guide from NGO-IDEAS provides a detailed description of the purposes and uses of its Trend Analysis Tiny Tool.
  • Evaluation in family support services

    This online guide, written by Robyn Parker and published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, aims to prompt family support service providers to think carefully and systematically about evalua
  • The most significant change: Using participatory video for monitoring and evaluation - insight guide

    This article describes experiments done by Insight using participatory video(PV) for monitoring and evaluation, in particular the combination of Most Significant Change (MSC) ideas with PV.
  • Press release example: Balancing accountability and improvement

    This example of a press release discusses the release of a voluntary statewide survey about patients’ experiences with inpatient care at Massachusetts hospitals.
  • Supporting good evaluation

    This presentation and paper from the Bruner Foundation guides the reader through the evaluation process and provides a step by step process for commissioning an evaluation.
  • Communicating and reporting on an evaluation

    This module helps private voluntary organization staff facilitate learning among individuals, groups, and organizations by communicating and reporting evaluation processes and findings more effectively.
  • Increasing participation in evaluation – Bruner Foundation guide

    The "Increasing participation in evaluation" bulletin was developed by Anita Baker with Beth Bruner to help organizations integrate evaluative thinking into their organizational practice.
  • Multimedia project evaluation rubric

    This rubric from is designed for the evaluation of multimedia projects and it contains eleven criteria, with four grading options.
  • Purposes of assessment - Keystone guide

    This webpage from Keystone Accountability outlines the six major reasons that social organizations monitor, assess and report their performance and results.
  • Participatory monitoring and evaluation for natural resource management and research

    This guide from the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) provides a detailed guide to the use of Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) with a particular emphasis on natural resource management.
  • Participatory program evaluation manual – involving program stakeholders in the evaluation process

    This guide from the Child Survival Technical Support Project and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was designed to support staff evaluate development programs and projects.