Types of evaluation

Types of evaluation is concerned with when in the implementation cycle the evaluation occurs. It might occur: before implementation (needs assessment, evaluability assessment, evidence synthesis); during implementation (monitoring, process evaluation); or after implementation (impact evaluation, value for money evaluation, sustained and emerging impact evaluation (SEIE)). 

Cross-cutting themes

Cross-cutting themes are issues that intersect with and affect most aspects of an evaluation. Some are of greater concern in particular contexts, for instance, when working in insecure settings, or with children. Others should be considered in any evaluation involving human society, for instance, gender analysis. 

Types of intervention

Types of intervention is concerned with different types of action taken to affect an outcome, for instance, capacity development is a specific type of action taken with the aim of building capacity, and policy advocacy is a specific type of action taken with the aim to influence policy decisions.