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  1. Social Network Analysis Guide


    The guide provides an overview of Social Network Analysis, an example of maps that can be developed from this type of analysis and key focus questions for SNA.

  2. The Art of Focused Conversations for Schools


    This page outlines a range of questions that can be used to focus conversation using ORID. The page also includes an example of how to use this technique and a template that can be used for its implementation.

  3. Social Experiments to fight poverty


    2009 MacArthur fellow Esther Duflo argues that experiments, using randomized controlled trials, are essential to the eradication of poverty in this Ted Talk video, hosted by You Tube. 

  4. Michael Quinn Patton, on Developmental Evaluation Compared with R&D


    In this short video Michael Quinn Patton discusses the relationship between developmental evaluation and the research and development process. Patton suggests that developmental evaluation in public policy can play a similar role to R&D in the private sector, assisting in innovation and experimentation.

  5. Basic Priority Rating Model 2.0


    This article from Health Promotion Practice provides an overview and guide to objective priority setting using predetermined criteria, standardized comparisons, and a rubric that minimizes bias – the Basic Priority Rating Model. This model has been in use for some time in the health sector.

  6. Zambian HIV/AIDS Learning Initiative


    This mid term evaluation report from Pact's Zambian HIV/AIDS Learning Initiative provides a detailed examination of the program which aims to strengthen capacity of organisations working with HIV/AIDS in Zambia.

  7. Requests for Challenges


    The BetterEvaluation Team has announced a Request for Challenges (RFC) in practical evaluation experiences in the areas of Capacity Development, Climate Change Adaptation, Network Initiatives and Agriculture. The chart below outlines the review process which aims at providing assistance to the challenge authors and the BetterEvaluation community, as well as generating new learning in applied evaluation practice.





  8. Managing challenging interviews

    7th July, 2011
    United Kingdom

    This one-day course will explore the key issues in planning for and conducting qualitative interviews with vulnerable populations. The course will cover: defining vulnerability and risk assessing risk ethical issues managing risks for participants managing risks for researchers controlling the interview dynamic This is an advanced course and will assume an understanding of the principles of conducting qualitative research interviews.

  9. The Stories We Tell: The Power of Narrative for Building Organisational Engagement with David Hutchens

    27th April, 2011

    Today, more and more organizational practitioners are asking questions about the role of story in their work. So what is organizational storytelling? And what are some tools we can apply today to begin capturing that elusive prize of "employee engagement?" In this webinar, author David Hutchens will offer a look at the current world of organizational narrative, as well as some narrative-based learning tools that you can start using right away. $129 USD Organisation: Pegasus Communication

  10. Applying a Systems-Based Approach to Implementing Change with Lance Dublin

    26th May, 2011

    The realities of today's world have made change an ongoing fact of life in organizations:change in technologies, process, roles and responsibilities, culture, and more.  The challenge though is not in managing these changes but in implementing them-ensuring that the changes become embedded into the culture of the organization.