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  • Analyzing Social Capital in Context: A Guide to Using Qualitative Methods and Data

    This paper from the World Bank Institute outlines a variety of qualitative analysis methods and tools that can be used in social capital research.
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  • Basic Impact Assessment at Project Level

    This paper from the Enterprise Development Impact Assessment Information Service (EDIAIS) analyses the principles and core methods of impact analysis.
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  • Key concepts for programme and project monitoring and evaluation

    This paper from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) provides a  glossary of 231 terms which are commonly used in monitoring and evaluation.
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  • Sample

    Decide how to select units (e.g. individuals, organisations, time periods) from a population of interest, so that inferences can be drawn about the population.
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  • Gender analysis tools

    The Gender Analysis Tool, produced by Global Affairs Canada (Formerly Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA), can be used for examining gendered roles and f
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  • Community Mapping: Community Scorecard Process Guide

    This 32 slide powerpoint presentation, developed by the Participation and Civic Engagement Group, Social Development Department, of the World Bank introduces the concept and methodology of the community scorecard process.
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  • مقدمة لتقييم الأثر

     
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  • Introduction to impact evaluation

    This guidance note from InterAction outlines the basic principles and ideas of Impact Evaluation including when, why, how and by whom it should be done.
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  • Introducción a la evaluación de impacto

     
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  • Introduction à l’évaluation d’impact

     
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  • Introduction to mixed methods in impact evaluation

    This guide, written by Michael Bamberger for InterAction outlines the elements of a mixed methods approach with particular reference to how it can be used in an impact evaluation.
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  • Guidelines to Avoid Conflict Of Interest in Independent Evaluations

    These guidelines from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) set out the procedures that need to be taken into account when assessing the independence of evaluation and audit functions to ensure ethical requireme
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  • 8 Ways We Deceive Ourselves With Metrics (And How To Avoid Them), Part I

    This blog from John Quarto-vonTivadar is the first part of a two part series which examines many of the problems encountered when using metrics in evaluation
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  • California county scorecard of children's well-being

    This website from Children Now provides an interactive display of statistics reporting on the wellbeing of children in California.
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  • Case study

    This website from EuropeAid provides a detailed overview of case studies including why, when and how they are used  and how they are carried out.
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  • Children in Crisis: Good Practices in Evaluating Psychosocial Programming

    This guide from Save the Children aims to support staff in psychosocial program design and evaluation for projects involving children.
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  • Collecting Evaluation Data: An Overview of Sources and Methods

    This guide from the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension provides an overview of a variety of sources and methods that can be used for collecting data in an evaluation.
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  • Use measures, indicators or metrics

    Choose or develop measures, indicators or metrics of interest, such as performance, activities or context. (This is useful for many evaluations but in some cases rubrics which synthesise qualitative information will be more valid).
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  • A Question of Worth: Cost Analysis in Evaluation

    This presentation from World Health Organization analyses the different methods of cost analysis including cost-benefit analysis and cost effectiveness analysis.
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  • Developing a Well-Reasoned Response to a Moral Problem in Scientific Research

    This article analyses a process for developing a reasoned response to moral or ethical problems.
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  • The African evaluation guidelines: 2002

    This paper from the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) provides a brief description of the guidelines and a series of checklists to assist with the planning, implementation and completion of the evaluati
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  • UNEG Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation

    These guidelines from the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) were designed to ensure ethical practice takes place in evaluations involving all UN agencies.
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  • AES Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations

    These guidelines from the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) were designed to ensure ethical behaviour and decision making are incorporated into evaluation practice.
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  • Australasian Evaluation Society Code of Ethics

    This code of ethics from the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) is aimed at promoting ethical evaluation practice, supporting its members and maintaining AES standards.
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  • Two-way accountability: improving ethical evaluation practice in indigenous contexts

    This presentation from Emma Williams at The Northern Institute of Charles Darwin University analyses the lack ethical guidelines for evaluation in Indigenous contexts and argues the
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  • GEF Evaluation Office ethical guidelines

    These guidelines from the Global Environment Facility were developed to ensure ethical considerations were adopted in the case of conflict of interest situations and that the rights of stakeholders w
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  • Beyond informed consent: how is it possible to ethically evaluate Indigenous programs?

    This paper from the North Australia Research Unit (NARU) of the Australian National University (ANU) analyses the ethical considerations of evaluating indigenous pro
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  • Professionnal Ethics and Standards for the Evaluation Community in the Government of Canada

    This paper from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat outlines the professional standards expected of the evaluation community in Canada's Public Service with a particular emph
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  • Collect and/ or retrieve data

    Decide how to collect or retrieve data to answer the Key Evaluation Questions.
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    Rainbow Framework
  • DFID Ethics Principles for Research and Evaluation

    This paper from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) outlines the principals on ethical practice in research and evaluation that must be adhered to on all projects funded by the depart
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  • Utilization-Focused Evaluation for Agricultural Innovation

    Drawn from Michael Quinn Patton's book Utilization-focused evaluation, this paper introduces this approach to evaluat
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  • Utilisation-focused evaluation (U-FE) checklist

    Composed by Michael Quinn Patton in 2002 and updated in 2013, this is a comprehensive checklist for undertaking a utilisation-focused evaluation.
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