This article examines the use of the Delphi technique as part of a Needs Assessment to inform an evaluation capability-building plan within a government department. Besides considering the Delphi process itself, it also raises methodological issues and suggests steps that might be taken in the future.
This webpage from De Bono Consulting provides an overview of the six thinking hats and includes a range of free resources including guides and videos. A range of resources, including training programs are also unavailable for purchase.
The Evaluation Study Terms of Reference Template from the UK Department for International Development provides an overview of the minimum content required within Terms of Reference for development of an Evaluation Study.
This toolkit from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is designed to provide guidance on the use of SWOT analysis to find the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a project or plan.
This report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark presents the findings of the evaluation conducted into the collaboration between Denmark's Evaluation Department and the Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of the Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat of Bhutan
This paper explores the complex and changing nature of advocacy work, arguing that in many cases standardized forms of Monitoring & Evaluation/ Impact Analysis (M&E/IA) are likely to be inappropriate, as they will probably provide misleading information, and may create incentives that undermine joint action.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), as part of its Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme, has been looking at the links between research and policy for several years. It is now beginning a process of identifying, developing, distributing and delivering tools, resources and training support that can help research providers access the policy process. This handbook presents work in progress on tools for policy impact, specifically geared towards the needs of researchers. Overall, the RAPID programme aims to improve the use of research and evidence in development policy and practice through research, advice and debate.