The BetterEvaluation Resource Library contains hundreds of curated and co-created resources related to managing, conducting, using, and strengthening capacity for evaluation.

You can use the search field and filtering on this page to find resources that you are interested in or you can browse our extensive list. An alternative way to find resources best suited to your needs is to explore the Rainbow Framework, where you can find resources relating to evaluation methods, approaches and tasks.

  • Annual review template

    This template, from Chris Guillebeau's  (2008) How to Conduct an Annual Review is an excellent tool for providing a clear and concise structure to conducting an
  • Handbook on poverty and inequality

    This book form the World Bank provides a range of tools which allow the user to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty.
  • GovMetric

    GovMetric (formerly Public Service Monitor) is a website that monitors the internet to identify the topics that are being discussed and evaluating the information in order to provide a snapshot of the views presented.
  • Stakeholders’ interest in potential evaluation questions

    This worksheet from Chapter 5 of the Nation
  • NodeXL

    NodeXL for Microsoft® Excel® 2007 and 2010 is a free open-source template that makes it easy to explore network graphs. 
  • Gephi Software

    Gephi is an open-source software package for visualizing and exploring networks and complex systemsGephi software can be used for: 
  • UCINET software

    Ucinet 6 for Windows is a software package for analyzing and drawing social networks developed by Lin Freeman, Martin Everett and Steve Borgatti.  This software is available for a free 90 day trial period. 
  • NetMiner

    This software from CYRAM allows the user to analyse social network data both visually and interactively which allows the detection of underlying structures and  patterns. 
  • NetDraw

    Netdraw is a free Windows based program that can be used for visualizing social network data.
  • InFlow 3.1

    Inflow 3.1 is a software package that allows you to analyse network data and create visualisations of the results.
  • Gender analysis tools

    The Gender Analysis Tool, produced by Global Affairs Canada (Formerly Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA), can be used for examining gendered roles and f
  • Partner

    This free tool from Partner is designed to support the analysis and interpretation of data related to the collaboration of people and organisations.
  • Template: Recording assessment using multiple lines and levels of evidence (mlle) criteria

    This template can be used when doing a Multiple Lines and Levels of Evidence analysis, to record all the lines of evidence available for each evaluation question.
  • Prioritize and eliminate questions

    This worksheet from Chapter 5 of the Nation
  • Eco-evidence tool

    Eco Evidence is a useful tool for anyone required to review the literature on a specific topic of interest, especially those exploring cause-and-effect questions from existing literature.
  • Evaluation report layout checklist

    This checklist from Stephanie Evergreen distills the best practices in graphic design and has been particularly created for use on evaluation reports.
  • Vischeck

    This tool reproduces your images under various forms of colorblindness so you can better determine if your reporting will be readable to those who are colorblind. 
  • ColorBrewer 2.0

    This online tool allows users to create colour schemes for maps and other graphics in order to show data that is readily readable.
  • TheBrain

    This software is designed to be used as a digital mind mapping tool in which ideas and thoughts can be interconnected and linked to any digital files that are stored on your computer or the web.TheBrain allows you to:
  • Check for accessibility issues

    This webpage provides a guide to using Microsoft's Accessibility Checker in order to ensure Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents are accessible to those with disabilities. 
  • Paletton

    Paletton (formerly Color Scheme Designer) is an application which enables you to design a colour scheme for your documents and presentation and then check it against an accessibility tool to ensure your colour scheme is accessible for those
  • Evaluability assessment template

    This template from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is designed to take the user through a step by step process of evaluability assessment. 
  • Developing Outcomes Models: DoView and the Shower Curtain

    This short article shows the development of a logic model using two techniques at the same time - a plastic shower curtain and DoView software.
  • ImpactMap

    ImpactMap is a tool which creates logic models using a fixed format. It also produces action plans and documents performance measurement plans.
  • CIPP evaluation model checklist

    Stufflebeam provides an explanation of what CIPP is, and a checklist designed to help evaluators evaluate programs with relatively long-term goals.
  • Evaluation Capacity Development Group toolkit

    The Evaluation Capacity Development Group (ECDG) created this toolkit to help organizations become more evaluative by providing information, conducting training, and facilitating organizational change.
  • Impact Evaluation Databases: Can You Find What You’re Looking For?

    This blog post from William Savedoff of the Center for Global Development provides a list of databases that can be used for finding impact evaluations, particularly those that include studies that attrib
  • MailChimp

    This tool allows the user to design email newsletters and then distribute and integrate them with their current social media and communication networks. 
  • Writing Guide for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    This tool from the US Department of Homeland Security provides step-by-step guidance for writing an MOU.  It is laid out in template form with suggested headings for each section.  
  • Memorandum of understanding

    This guide from the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) provides a template and examples for each section of an MOU.
  • Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (CMA)

    Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (CMA) is a software package that that can be used to conduct a meta-analysis simply and effectively.
  • CDC: Checklist to help focus your evaluation

    This checklist, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps you to assess potential evaluation questions in terms of their relevance, feasibility, fit with the values, nature and t