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  • Utilization-Focused Evaluation: 4th edition

    Useful for practitioners and students alike this book is both theoretical and practical. Features include follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter and a utilization-focused evaluation checklist.
  • NSW Government evaluation toolkit

    This web-based toolkit has been developed to help program managers in New South Wales (Australia) government agencies manage evaluations (including those undertaken by internal or external evaluators, or by a combination of both). 
  • Partner

    This free tool from Partner is designed to support the analysis and interpretation of data related to the collaboration of people and organisations.
  • Essentials of Utilization-Focused evaluation: A Primer

    Drawing on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this book provides an overall framework and ess
  • How can research organizations more effectively transfer research knowledge to decision makers?

    This article from the Milbank Quarterly outlines an organisational framework for knowledge transfer which is aimed at ensuring research on health care is dissemina
  • Causality: Models, Reasoning and Inference

    This book offers a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation.
  • The art of focused conversation

    This paper from the Yukon Public Service Commission provides an overview of the process of having focused conversations to support positive workplace exchanges.
  • Manage data

    Establish processes for managing data during an evaluation, including storing and organising data, and cleaning data.
    Rainbow Framework
  • Purposeful program theory: Effective use of theories of change and logic models

    This book, by Sue Funnell and Patricia Rogers, discusses ways of developing, representing and using programme theory and theories of change in different ways to suit the particular situation.
  • Critical systems heuristics

    This chapter provides a detailed introduction to critical systems heuristics and the use of its central tool boundary critique. 
  • Partnerships for Environmental Public Health: Evaluation Metrics Manual

    This manual from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is aimed at providing program staff and grantees examples of tangible metrics that can be used in the planning, impleme
  • Collaborative outcome reporting technique (CORT)

    This resource is a concise overview of the method developed by Dr Jess Dart, known as the Collaborative Outcome Reporting Technique (CORT). This method is characterized by two elements. They are:
  • Addressing attribution through contribution analysis: Using performance measures sensibly

    This article from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation outlines the key steps involved with using contribution analysis as a tool to discover the contribution a program has made to particular outcomes.
  • Template: Recording assessment using multiple lines and levels of evidence (mlle) criteria

    This template can be used when doing a Multiple Lines and Levels of Evidence analysis, to record all the lines of evidence available for each evaluation question.
  • Causal criteria methods manual

    This manual details the 8-step causal criteria framework, a method that can be used to integrate information from different data sources.
  • African monitoring and evaluation systems: Exploratory case studies

    This publication is an analysis of six monitoring and evaluation (M&E) case studies from Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda.
  • Designing impact evaluations: Different perspectives

    This 3ie Working Paper series covers both conceptual issues related to impact evaluation and findings from specific studies or synthetic reviews.
  • Diseño de evaluaciones de impacto: Perspectivas diversas

    Los debates sobre los enfoques en el diseño de la evaluación de impacto parecen haber experimentado un impase en los últimos años.
  • Méthodologie de l’évaluation d’impact : présentation de différentes approches

    Les débats sur les approches conceptuelles de l’évaluation d’impact semblent depuis quelques années dans l’impasse.
  • 关于影响评估的设计: 不同的视角

    近年来,关于影响评估设计方法的争论陷入了僵局。 由 3ie、影响评估网络中的网络(NONIE)、非洲评估协会(AfrEA)和联合国儿童基金会(UNICEF)于 3 月 29 日至 4 月 2 日在开罗举办的影响评估面面观国际会议旨在听取不同意见并寻求共识。
  • Combine qualitative and quantitative data

    Combine qualitative data (text, images) and quantitative data (numbers) to improve the quality of findings.
    Rainbow Framework
  • Looking back, moving forward: Sida evaluation manual

    This manual from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is aimed at supporting staff in conducting evaluations of development interventions.
  • Prioritize and eliminate questions

    This worksheet from Chapter 5 of the Nation
  • Overview of the design process for mixed method evaluations

    This chapter from the National Science Foundation's User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations provides an overview of the design process for mixed method evaluations. 
  • Danida Evaluation Guidelines

    This guide from DANIDA aims to provide detailed assistance and guidelines for staff undertaking evaluations for the Danish Development Cooperation.  
  • Logic models: Better thinking for better results

    This paper from Wilder Research provides advice and a step-by-step process fro creating logic models.
  • How to build a logic model

    This paper from Wilder Research provides a detailed explanation for building high quality logic models in four steps.
  • What a Logic Model Can Do For You

    This paper from Wilder Research outlines the benefits of using logic models in program evaluation.  It also provides an example of a completed logic model to demonstrate its use.
  • Gender focused sector analysis workshop

    This report was written on a gender focused sector analysis workshop given for DACAAR teams in Afghanistan.
  • Eco-evidence tool

    Eco Evidence is a useful tool for anyone required to review the literature on a specific topic of interest, especially those exploring cause-and-effect questions from existing literature.
  • Analyse data

    Decide how to analyse the data that have been collected or retrieved in order to answer the Key Evaluation Questions.
    Rainbow Framework
  • Participatory Learning and Action

    Participatory Learning and Action is a subscription based journal published bi-annually by the International Institute for Environment and Deve