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  • 12 tips for creating better PowerPoint presentations

    This article provides some important advice and tips for creating engaging and unique PowerPoint presentations
  • Postcard Newsletter Evaluation

    This article describes how postcards were used to conduct a simple and inexpensive evaluation of a newsletter.
  • Using postcards to Sudan for a post event evaluation

    This short blog describes how post cards were used to conduct an evaluation of a conference.
  • Budgeting for developmental evaluation (DE)

    An interview with internationally recognised evaluation expert Michael Quinn Patton by Heather Britt for BetterEvaluation, April 2012.  
  • Developing process evaluation questions

    This concise guide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines evaluation questions and outlines the process needed to develop them. 
  • Communicating & reporting evaluation processes & findings

    This PowerPoint presentation by Hallie Preskill, gives an overview of communicating and reporting and provides examples of some of the tools that can be used to facilitate the process.
  • Developing an evaluation budget

    This document is a USAID guide to developing an evaluation budget based on the resources identified in the evaluation Statement Of Work (SOW). 
  • Strange Meeting (and a few comments on teleconferencing)

    This blog by Nancy White from Full Circle Associates argues that videoconferences need to be interactive and purposeful.She provides four areas to to help improve synchronous online meetings:
  • The Prose and Cons of Poetic Representation in Evaluation Reporting

    "[T]his article… make[s] a case for and demonstrate[s] the use of poetic transcription as one form of presenting evaluation findings." (MacNeil, 2000 p. 359)
  • Enhancing organizational performance, a toolbox for self-assessment

    This book provides a tested process for organizational self assessment. It includes tools and techniques and formative assessment practices to help organisations evaluate if they are meeting their goals effectively.
  • Améliorer la performance organisationnelle: Manuel d'auto-évaluation

    Ce manuel présente un modèle d'auto-évaluation organisationnelle novateur et opportunément éprouvé.
  • Strategy Survival Guide

    "The Strategy Survival Guide aims to support strategy development and promote strategic thinking in government."
  • Killer {Powerpoint} Slide Titles, and Why You Need Them

    This blog from Karen Anderson provides tips and advice on making PowerPoint slide titles that are engaging and attractive to your key stakeholders.Contents Powerpoint Slide Title Guidelines
  • Moving Beyond the Webinar: Four Approaches to Take Your Web Presentation to the Next Level

    This blog post from freshspectrum argues that webinars as they are currently used are 'overrated' and therefore it outlines four alternatives that may be used in place of standard webinar presentation
  • Presentation tips

    This website provides a number of tips and tricks to help you create an engaging PowerPoint presentaion.The site also includes links to free downloadable guides that provide support in presenting to audiences.
  • Did You Know? A Screenshot is Worth a Thousand Words

    This blog from Ted Curran provides a detailed guide and examples of how  to use screenshots to make it easier for people to see what you are talking about.
  • Revisiting Prezi for Presentations

    This blog reviews the presentation software 'Prezi' as a tool which can be used as a substitute for PowerPoint.
  • Digital Storytelling

    This article from Participatory Learning and Action describes the use of digital storytelling (DST) in development and how it is used to draw out stories and engage storytellers in the evaluation proces
  • Seeing like a citizen: Participatory video and action research for citizen action

    This article from Joanna Wheeler of the Institute of Development Studies outlines the uses of participatory video as a means to understand and reflect the lives and perspectives of the participants of a p
  • Dodging Bullets in Presentations

    This presentation gives advice on how to construct and present engaging PowerPoint presentations.The premise behind this presentation is that PowerPoint presentations contain too many bullets and are too wordy.
  • How to use PowerPoint

    This blog post highlights many of the issues that cause presentations to lose focus and suggests some tips for improvement.  
  • 8 Word Cloud Makers for Teachers

    This web page provides a number of suggestions for using Word Clouds and also provides links to 8 free Word Cloud makers.
  • Presentation Tools

    This web page provides links to a variety of presentation tools that are available on the world wide web.Contents Tools are listed under the following headings:  
  • The voice of the farmer in agricultural extension

    This paper analyses ten beneficiary assessments conducted by the World Bank of agricultural extension programs.
  • Toward a listening bank: A review of best practices and the efficacy of beneficiary assessment

    This paper reviews the use of beneficiary assessment in several World Bank projects.
  • Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices

    This book provides "a comprehensive overview of steps in designing and evaluating programs amid uncertain and potentially confounding conditions.
  • Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics

    This paper from the Journal of Economic Literature outlines the main principles and uses of Regression Discontinuity (RD) designs in research.
  • Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Guide to Practice

    This paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) provides an outline of some of the practical issues around the implementation of Regression Discontinuity (RD) designs whilst reviewing some
  • Optimal Bandwidth Choice for the Regression Discontinuity Estimator

    This paper analyses regression discontinuity designs which can be used for the evaluation of development interventions.  The specific focus of the investigation is the choice of the smoothing parameter that is used. 
  • Does Head Start Improve Children’s Life Chances? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

    This paper analyses the Head Start program which was established to support poor families with health and education services.
  • Incentive Effects of Social Assistance: A Regression Discontinuity Approach

    This paper from the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) uses a Regression Discontinuity approach to analyse the effects of transfer programs on labor market outcomes and living arrangements.
  • Establish decision making processes

    Specify how decisions will be made about the evaluation—who will provide advice, who will make recommendations, and who will make the actual decisions.
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