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  • Interview with Dr Howard White from 3ie on Impact Evaluation

    This resource is a video of an interview with Dr Howard White, Executive Director of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie).
  • Impact Evaluation in 7 or 8 Steps

    This slideshow takes the viewer through the process of designing an impact evaluation.
  • Specify the key evaluation questions

    Articulate a small number of broad evaluation questions that the evaluation will be designed to answer. These are different to the specific questions you might ask in an interview or a questionnaire.
    Rainbow Framework
  • NodeXL

    NodeXL for Microsoft® Excel® 2007 and 2010 is a free open-source template that makes it easy to explore network graphs. 
  • Gephi Software

    Gephi is an open-source software package for visualizing and exploring networks and complex systemsGephi software can be used for: 
  • UCINET software

    Ucinet 6 for Windows is a software package for analyzing and drawing social networks developed by Lin Freeman, Martin Everett and Steve Borgatti.  This software is available for a free 90 day trial period. 
  • Not everything that connects is a network

    This background note from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) provides a detailed discussion of networks, including a broad definition and a description of their purpose and use.
  • Network Mapping as a Diagnostic Tool

    This manual provides a step by step guide to the process of conducting a social network analysis by using Netdraw which is a free software tool that allows the visualisation of social networks.
  • Next Generation Network Evaluation

    This paper from Innovations for Scaling Impact and Keystone Accountability analyses the field of network monitoring in order to identify both t
  • Measuring while you manage: Planning, monitoring and evaluating knowledge networks

    This paper form the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides a detailed description of the process for monitoring and evaluation of knowledge networks.
  • Participation, relationships and dynamic change: new thinking on evaluating the work of international networks

    This paper from the Development Planning Unit of University College London raises some key issues related to network evaluation and provides a number of tools that allow the levels and quality
  • Evaluating the Effects of International Advocacy Networks

    This paper looks at some of the challenges that are present when evaluating the effects of the advocacy work of international change networks and provides an approach which may be used in these situations.
  • Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks: a conceptual framework

    This paper from Ruud de Moor Centrum outlines a conceptual framework for evaluating the value created by social and community learning networks.
  • Determine what ‘success’ looks like

    Clarify the values that will be used in the evaluation in terms of criteria (aspects of performance) and standards (levels of performance). These will be used together with evidence to make judgements about whether or not an intervention has been…
    Rainbow Framework
  • Welcome to BetterEvaluation

  • Evaluating Inter-Organizational Relations: An Emerging Issue for Evaluators

    This slide show from Universalia puts forward a theoretical perspective on evaluating partnerships and coalitions between educational and non-profit organisations. 
  • Networks

    This website from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides a range of resources including papers on capacity building, and the coordination and evaluation of networ
  • Social Network Analysis in Program Evaluation

    This special edition of New Directions for Evaluation from the American Evaluation Association (AEA) provides nine articl
  • 10 years of Outcome Mapping

    This webinar from the Outcome Mapping Learning Community (OMLC) presents the key findings from research conducted into the extent of Outcome Mapping use and the support required for its implementa
  • International advocacy evaluation community of practice's webinar

    In this webinar from the International Advocacy Evaluation Community of Practice demonstrates how Most Significant Change and Participatory Video were used to evalua
  • NGO Network Analysis Handbook: how to measure and map linkages between NGOs

    This handbook from Save the Children has been designed to support NGO staff measure and map networks for project development and evaluation.
  • From policies to results: Developing capacities for country monitoring and evaluation systems

    This book from UNICEF provides a range of articles that demonstrate building capacity and best practice in the development of country led monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Country-led monitoring and evaluation systems: Better evidence, better policies, better development results

    This book from UNICEF provides a number of chapters considering why country-led monitoring and evaluation systems are important and some best practice examples of how they have been used.
  • NetMiner

    This software from CYRAM allows the user to analyse social network data both visually and interactively which allows the detection of underlying structures and  patterns. 
  • NetDraw

    Netdraw is a free Windows based program that can be used for visualizing social network data.
  • Describe activities, outcomes, impacts and context

    Collect and retrieve data to answer descriptive questions such as what has happened in terms of the activities of the project, programme, or policy, the various results it has had, and the context in which it has been implemented.
    Rainbow Framework
  • InFlow 3.1

    Inflow 3.1 is a software package that allows you to analyse network data and create visualisations of the results.
  • New Trends in Development Evaluation

    This working paper from UNICEF aims to review the latest trends in evaluation in order to develop a new strategy for improving evaluation function.
  • Creating and developing evaluation organizations

    This book from the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) uses 14 case studies from around the world to demonstrate best practice and lessons learned from developing evaluation org
  • A Participatory Model for Evaluating Social Programs

    This paper from the James Irvine Foundation outlines a participatory approach to evaluating social programs.
  • A summary of the theory behind the LFA method

    This paper from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has been designed to support staff to implement the logical framework approach in project planning and design.
  • Action and reflection: a guide for monitoring and evaluating participatory research

    This paper from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was designed to support those involved in participatory research and development projects with monitoring and evaluation strategies.