Evaluating C4D Resource Hub

Welcome to the Evaluating C4D Resource Hub

The Evaluating C4D Resource Hub houses a growing collection of the best available guides, toolkits, tools and methods to use for research monitoring and evaluation (R,M&E) of Communication for Development (C4D) initiatives.

The Hub is structured around two combined frameworks:

C4D Evaluation Framework (represented by the circle) is an approach. It describes the values and principles that guide our decisions in C4D. 

The BetterEvaluation Rainbow Framework (represented by the rainbows) is a structure. It organises the practical tasks into seven categories or 'clusters' and provides options.

You can download a printable guide to navigating the Evaluating C4D Resource Hub here:

The Hub applies the C4D Evaluation Framework to each of the practical R,M&E tasks, and recommends options and tools. 

Start exploring

The goal of the Evaluating C4D Resource Hub is to find the right kinds of options, tools and resources that suit your practical needs and match the approach you want to take. You will probably move between understanding the Evaluating C4D Framework principles and Rainbow Framework tasks to help you decide on the right options and tools for your situation. 

Click on the options in the sidebar to start exploring.

About the Evaluating C4D Resource Hub:

This resource was created as part of a collaborative research project between the following partners, with funding from the Australian Research Council (LP130100176) and UNICEF: 


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The Evaluating C4D Resource Hub draws heavily on the following book: 
Lennie, J. & Tacchi, J. (2013) Evaluating Communication for Development: A Framework for Social Change. Earthscan/Routledge: