The BetterEvaluation Resource Library contains hundreds of curated and co-created resources related to managing, conducting, using, and strengthening capacity for evaluation.
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NVivo for governmentThis webpage provides examples of how NVivo has been used by government agencies to analsye qualitative data.
How to develop evaluation questionsThis webpage from My M&E provides an overview of the steps required to develop effective evaluation questions.
NetworksThis website from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides a range of resources including papers on capacity building, and the coordination and evaluation of networ
8 Ways We Deceive Ourselves With Metrics (And How To Avoid Them), Part IThis blog from John Quarto-vonTivadar is the first part of a two part series which examines many of the problems encountered when using metrics in evaluation
Participatory Learning and ActionParticipatory Learning and Action is a subscription based journal published bi-annually by the International Institute for Environment and Deve
Appreciative Inquiry AustraliaThis website is aimed at supporting and providing network opportunities for those practicing appreciative inquiry (AI) in Australia.
Developing a monitoring & evaluation planThis website from the Victorian Government's Department of Sustainability and Environment outlines a step-by-step process for developing evaluation plans.
Evaluation & communication in practice – a workspace for DECI-2This website from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is the home for the Developing Evaluation & Communication Capacity in Information Society Research (DECI-2) program.
A Bibliography on Evaluability AssessmentThis webpage, developed by Rick Davies for Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS, provides a synthesis and links to 104 items of literature related to evaluability assessment.
Creating Presentations Potent for AllThis blog post from Jane Gothberg of the American Evaluation Association outlines a range of tips and resources that will support the development of readable, navigable, and understandable presentations
Art of HostingThis curated website has links to a range of different resources on themes such as hosting meetings, appreciative enquiry, participatory leadership, action learning, open space technology, mind mapping etc
Theory of Change CommunityTheory of Change Community is a website useful for anyone interested in or working with Theory of Change.
Evaluation and Gender Mainstreaming in the European Social FundThis webpage from The European Community of Practice on Gender Mainstreaming (Gender-CoP) provides details, including copies of all presentations, from the Conference on Evaluation and Gender Mainstre
Compasss: Comparative methods for systematic cross-case analysisCOMPASSS (Comparative methods for systematic cross-case analysis) is a website that has been designed to develop the use of systematic comparative case analysis as a research strategy by bringing together scholars and practitioners who sha
Participatory methodsThis website from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) focuses on the where, why and how of using participatory methods for development programs.
Ray Calabrese's buckeye blogA webpage and blog site of Professor Ray Calabrese, from Ohio State University USA.
The Registry for International Development Impact EvaluationsThis website from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is a repository of impact evaluations that have been conducted on development programs in low and middle income countries.
The Social Network Analysis (SNA) in Evaluation TIGThis forum from the American Evaluation Association (AEA) provides a platform for the sharing of knowledge, ideas and resources about social network analysis.The goals of the forum are to:
What is a Community of Practice?Step Four in the
Empowerment Evaluation BlogThis blog, by Dr David Fetterman, provides a range of resources on empowerment evaluation theory and practice.
Brief introduction to realist evaluationThis web page from Community Matters provides a brief introduction to realist evaluation along with the a chapter by Ray Pawson and Nick Tilley that provides discussion of the basic concepts , strategies and methods of realist evaluation.
Big Data & Society (BD&S)This journal, published by Sage, aims to provide a platform for discussing the ideas and debates emerging around the use of big data.
Ethical research involving childrenThis web site aims to provide researchers with the guidance and tools necessary to conduct ethical research with children and young people in a variety of contexts.
Develop a Communications PlanThis web page from the Evaluation Toolkit website outlines a six question approach that can be used to develop a communications plan for the dissemination of evaluation results.
Showcasing key findings through excel chartsThis webpage by Ann K Emery provides a number of short video tutorials for creating Excel charts that can be used for highlighting evaluation findings in reports.
The Big Push ForwardThis website provides a range of resources and discussion about approaches for assessing transformative development processes.
Capacity.org: a gateway for capacity developmentThis website provides a range of resources that can be used for the practice of capacity development which are closely linked to, and build upon, the topics covered in the Capac
Centre of Excellence for Evaluation (CEE)The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Centre of Excellence in Evaluation (CEE) provides advice and guidance on evaluation practices across the federal government.
Australian Data ArchiveThe Australian Data Archive is a nation service provided by a range of universities around Australia, including the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia and the University of Technology
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences: Data ArchiveThe GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Science's Data Archive focuses primarily on the processing and archiving of German and international comparitive surveys in the fields of social and political science.
UK Data ArchiveThe UK Data Archive is the UK's largest collection of digital research data in the social sciences and humanities.
Q methodology websiteThis website contains information about Q methodology, links to resources, conferences, and a mailing list.