• Negative programme theory

    Most programme theories, logic models and theories of change show how an intervention is expected to contribute to positive impacts; Negative programme theory, a technique developed by Carol Weiss, shows how it might produce negative impact
  • Week 29: Evaluation design and unintended consequences or, from firefighting to systematic action

    This week’s blog is from Jonny Morell, editor of Evaluation and Program Planning and author of
  • Internet questionnaire

    An internet questionnaire allows the collection of data through an electronic set of questions that are posted on the web. 
  • Designing Participatory Meetings and Brownbags: A TOPS Quick Guide to Linking Development Practitioners

    This short guide by the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program and USAID focuses on identifying appropriate formats and approaches for presentations, group discussions and problem solving sessions to enhance peer-to-pe
  • Peer learning

    Peer learning refers to a practitioner-to-practitioner approach in which the transfer of tacit knowledge is particularly important (Andrews and Manning 2016).
  • System Mapping: A case example

    Innovation Network has used syst
  • Shaping international evaluation: A 30-year journey

    This book from Universalia Management Group presents major trends that have influenced international evaluation and provides an overview of the evolution of evaluation within specific sectors, such as th
  • The My M&E website

    The My M&E Website is both a source of knowledge about monitoring and evaluation practices and a network to connect practitioners from around the world.
  • Open Space World is a global community resource managed by a volunteer webmaster and supported by a number of contributors.
  • Contemporary thinking about causation in evaluation

    This paper was produced following a discussion between Thomas Cook and Michael Scriven held at The Evaluation Center and Western Michigan University’s Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation program jointly hosted Evaluation Cafe´ event on cont
  • The environment and disease: Association or causation?

    In this original article from 1965, Sir Austin Bradford Hill, Professor Emeritus of Medical Statistics, lays out what will ultimately come to be known as the Bradford Hill criteria.
  • Glossaire des termes usuels en mesure de performance et en évaluation

    Ce guide a été préparé par la Direction de la mise en oeuvre de la Loi sur l’administration publique du Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor avec la collaboration précieuse d’experts internes et externes.
  • Pact's capacity development evaluation

    Pact envisioned OPI filling a gap in traditional capacity development measurements, moving beyond measuring outputs toward capturing capacity development outcomes.
  • Excel for evaluation

    This website, created by Ann Emery, provides a series of short videos on using Microsoft Excel to analyze data.
  • 10 Techniques for building a google sheets dashboard

    This is a step-by-step guide for creating a dashboard with Google Sheets (a free, online spreadsheet application).
  • How to manage gender-responsive evaluation

    This handbook, produced by the Independent Evaluation Office for UN Women, is aimed at supporting those who are implementing gender-responsive
  • My “home-made” evaluation tools to avoid gender (and equity) blindness by Sara Vaca

    In this AEA365 'Rad Resource' blog post, Sara Vaca discusses the importance and challenges of introducing a Gender perspective into evaluations - even when this is not included in the evaluation ToRs.
  • Causal link monitoring brief

    Causal Link Monitoring (CLM) integrates design and monitoring to support adaptive management of projects.
  • Iterative design and monitoring for adaptive management: How causal link monitoring can help

    Development actors are embracing the concept and practice of adaptive management, using evidence to inform ongoing revisions throughout implementation.
  • 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 11: Using rubrics

    The term "rubric" is often used in education to refer to a systematic way of setting out the expectations for students in terms of what would constitute poor, good and excellent performance.
  • BE FAQ: How do I prepare and distribute Request for Proposal and Terms of Reference documents?

    We often get email enquiries asking for advice in preparing the documents used to invite evaluators to prepare proposals to do an evaluation.
  • Objectives-Based Evaluation (OBE) for impact investing

    Bob Picciotto is a former Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group which oversees evaluation in the International Finance Corporation, an agency dedicated to the promotion of private sector development in developing countries.