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  1. A critique of using the Delphi technique for assessing evaluation capability- building needs

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    Overview
    2009

    This article examines the use of the Delphi technique as part of a Needs Assessment to inform an evaluation capability-building plan within a government department. Besides considering the Delphi process itself, it also raises methodological issues and suggests steps that might be taken in the future.

  2. Six Thinking Hats

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    Website
    2009

    This webpage from De Bono Consulting provides an overview of the six thinking hats and includes a range of free resources including guides and videos.  A range of resources, including training programs are also unavailable for purchase.

  3. The World Cafe Online Community

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    Tool
    2012

    "The World Cafe is a natural & effective way to host meaningful conversations that awaken collective wisdom & engage collaborative action." (Lenzo, 2012)

  4. Evaluation Study Terms of Reference Template

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    Tool

    The Evaluation Study Terms of Reference Template from the UK Department for International Development provides an overview of the minimum content required within Terms of Reference for development of an Evaluation Study.

  5. SWOT Analysis

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    Guide
    2009

    This toolkit from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is designed to provide guidance on the use of SWOT analysis to find the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a project or plan.

  6. Joint Evaluation: Danish-Bhutanese Country Programme 2000-09

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    Example
    2010

    This report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark presents the findings of the evaluation conducted into the collaboration between Denmark's Evaluation Department and the Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of the Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat of Bhutan 

  7. The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them

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    Guide
    2008

    Concept maps are graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge. They include concepts, usually enclosed in circles or boxes of some type, and relationships between concepts indicated by a connecting line linking two concepts. (Novak. & Cañas 2008)

  8. The Art of Assessing the Impact of Advocacy Work

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    Overview
    2002

    This paper explores the complex and changing nature of advocacy work, arguing that in many cases standardized forms of Monitoring & Evaluation/ Impact Analysis (M&E/IA) are likely to be inappropriate, as they will probably provide misleading information, and may create incentives that undermine joint action.

  9. Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers

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    Guide

    The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), as part of its Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme, has been looking at the links between research and policy for several years. It is now beginning a process of identifying, developing, distributing and delivering tools, resources and training support that can help research providers access the policy process. This handbook presents work in progress on tools for policy impact, specifically geared towards the needs of researchers. Overall, the RAPID programme aims to improve the use of research and evidence in development policy and practice through research, advice and debate.

  10. Focus Groups: Consultation in Nottinghamshire

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    Guide
    2007

    This guide from the Nottinghamshire County Council outlines a detailed step-by-step process for running focus groups in a consultative process.

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