• Learning alliances

    Learning alliances involve a structured partnership between two or more organisations with the aim of working together to build and share knowledge around topics of mutual interest.
  • Collaboration mapping

    This tool, developed by USAID/Rwanda and shared as part of USAID's Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Toolkit, is one way of graphically depicting relationships between key stakeholders.
  • 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 8: Using social network analysis for M&E

    Most of the work done in development is done in collaboration, in partnership with individuals or organizations who contribute to a particular task or project we are working on.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – program evaluation resources

    The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) website contains a series of resources for planning an evaluation (including the development of an evaluation brief, KEQs, planning documents, and stakeholder engagement), data collec
  • Planting the seeds for high-quality program evaluation in public health

    This free e-text book, created as a collaboration between the evaluation staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Asthma Control Program and Fierro Consulting Inc., provides a practical introduction to program eval
  • Data collection methods for evaluation: Document review

    This brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a discussion of the key requirements necessary for conducting a document review.
  • Monitoring the composition and evolution of the research networks of the CGIAR research program on roots, tubers and bananas (RTB)

    This Brief provides an example of how Social Network Analysis (SNA) can be used, in the context of agricultural research.
  • Developing a performance story report

    This guide outlines a step-by-step participatory process for developing a performance story report in the context of ‘performance story evaluation’ and natural resource management, but can be used for monitoring and in other contexts.
  • Revolutionary Google-backed system unlocks power of big data to save forests

    This blog post from Rhett A Butler for outlines the use of a new tool, Global Forest Watch, which uses big data to monitor global forests on a monthly basis.  Utilising Google’s computing cloud the tool is able to analyse NASA
  • The use of monitoring and evaluation in agriculture and rural development projects

    The document reviews monitoring and evaluation practises carried out in agricultural and rural development projects, financed by the World Bank.
  • Better Monitoring: Help us address the neglected ‘M’ in M&E

    Effective monitoring is essential for managing performance, however, despite this, monitoring is often undervalued and understood quite narrowly.
  • What do we need for better monitoring?

    This blog by Jo Hall and Patricia Rogers provides an update on the Global Partnership for Better Monitoring project.
  • BetterMonitoring draft framework - September 2021

    BetterEvaluation is working with UNICEF to try and improve our collective understanding and practice of the monitoring function. The BetterMonitoring initiative focuses on trying to elevate the monitoring function to make it more visible and to provide…
  • Ushahidi

    Ushahidi is an open-source mapping and crowdsourcing tool that can be used by organizations to collect, manage and analyse crowdsourced info.
  • Technology for Evaluation in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: An Introduction for the Digital Immigrant Evaluator

    This paper aims to help evaluators working in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS) to determine which technology may be useful in various phases of an evaluation.
  • SAVE Toolkit: Technologies for monitoring in insecure environments

    In this toolkit from the SAVE research programme, users can find a detailed summary of technologies suited to monitoring in insecure environments, including applications, their pros and cons as well as many links to more detailed informatio
  • Actionable impact management - eBook series

    This series, published by SoPact, the Melbourne Business School & Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre, covers four topics: Theory of Change and Groundwork, Social Impact Metrics, Data Strategy, Reports and Storytelling.
  • Managing for impact in rural development, a guide for project M&E, section 2: Using M&E to manage for impact

    This resource published by IFAD discusses how monitoring and evaluation can be used to manage projects to maximise their impact, in this case on poverty reduction.
  • Evaluation failures: Case studies for teaching and learning [webinar]

    In this webinar, three evaluators (Kylie Hutchinson, Benoit Gauthier, and E. Jane Davidson) share their real-life evaluation blunders and ways to incorporate their lessons learned into the classroom or personal practice.