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Finding content

How can I find a specific evaluation method?

All the evaluation methods currently on the BetterEvaluation website are in the Evaluation Methods section. Use the search or browse the list. If what you're looking for is not there, let us know.  You can also use the Rainbow Framework to explore other evaluation methods you might not have considered to complete your task. 

My search returns no results or too many. How do I improve search results?

If there are no search results, ensure spelling is correct and try using fewer keywords. If there are too many search results, try adding another keyword to the search query. 


Getting help with an evaluation

Where can I ask for help regarding an evaluation question, issue or challenge?

Try a site search using the keywords related to your question. 

Where can I find information about planning a whole evaluation?

Depending on your needs, the Manger's Guide to Evaluation and Rainbow Framework are good places to help you plan your evaluation. We also have guidance on choosing appropriate methods for an evaluation. It is a good idea to explore evaluation themes and approaches, and consider how they could inform your evaluation. 


Contributing Content

What kinds of content can I contribute?

We welcome content about evaluation practice and theory. This includes events, resources, methods, approaches, themes or blogs that would benefit the evaluation community.

How do I contribute content?

Share content with us in the contribute content section.

Can I contribute content that I didn't create?

Yes! Just let us know the source of the content so we can check that we have permission to share it.

What happens after I contribute content?

The BetterEvaluation team will review the content, get in touch with you if we need more information, and add reviewed content to the BetterEvaluation website. 


Using BetterEvaluation Content

Can I use the information on BetterEvaluation?

The content on this site, excluding any images, logos and external resources, is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial Unported licence, providing appropriate attribution is given. More information can be found in our Terms of Use page.​

How do I cite BetterEvaluation?

How you cite BetterEvaluation will depend on which citation style you are using. Here are some of the popular citation styles for a generic BetterEvaluation page and an example page. You will need to replace the generic fields and the curly brackets with information from the page you are citing. If there is no author, you can write 'BetterEvaluation' in place of 'Page Author'. 


Page Author. (n.d). Page Title. Retrieved {Access date} from {page url}

Evergreen, S. (n.d). Visualise Data. Retrieved 20 February from

Chicago 17th Author Date

Page Author. n.d. "Page Title." Accessed {Access date}. {page url}.

Evergreen, S. n.d. "Visualise Data." Accessed 20 February.


PAGE AUTHOR. n.d. Page Title [Online]. Available: {page url} [Accessed {Access date} {Access year}].

EVERGREEN, S. n.d. Visualise Data [Online]. Available: [Accessed 20 February 2019].


Page Author. "Page Title."  n.d. Web. {Access date} {Access year}.
Evergreen, S. "Visualise Data."  n.d. Web. 20 February 2019.


1.    Page Author. Page Title n.d [Available from: {page url}].
1.    Evergreen S. Visualise Data n.d [Available from:].


Member Accounts

I had an account on the old BetterEvaluation site, do I need to sign up again?

Yes! If you joined before 29 December 2022, you will need to create a new account to continue to be a member of BetterEvaluation.  Become a member using the sign up form

What does being a BetterEvaluation member mean?

A BetterEvaluation member is someone who has created an account through BetterEvaluation's sign up form after 29 December 2022. Members can use the terms of reference generaTOR, bookmark pages and suggest events and resources. 

I receive your newsletter, does that make me a BetterEvaluation member?

It's possible for you to receive our newsletter and not be a BetterEvaluation member. However, if you subscribed to our newsletter after 29 December 2022 using our sign up form, this means you are also a BetterEvaluation member. If you're not sure if you have a BetterEvaluation account, please contact us and we can help you retrieve and manage your account.

What are the benefits of being a BetterEvaluation member?

  • You can choose to subscribe to our regular newsletter which features important updates on M&E methods and processes
  • A BetterEvaluation member profile will automatically be created for you. Through your member profile, you can bookmark your favourite pages and use the generaTOR terms of reference generator. 
  • You can contribute events and resources to the BetterEvaluation website easily
  • BetterEvaluation members help build knowledge by creating, collaborating, and sharing information such as tools, guides, examples, events, guest blogs, and more.

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Thank you! Many people have been involved in the development of over the years, co-creating and contributing to site materials, structure and guidance and giving us helpful feedback. For the latest iteration of, we worked closely with the wonderful Sparks Interactive website development team. If you have ideas for how we can make better, contact us

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