Conceptual framework for developing evaluation capacities

This paper, which was prepared for the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) provides a discussion of the many complexities of evaluation capacity development while also suggesting ways to overcome them.

"It applies “good practice” in capacity development to attain “good practice” in evaluation so that it can serve its purposes of accountability and learning. Evaluation can and should help governments and organizations achieve their objectives. This paper builds on established “good practice” in these two professions and on the experience of evaluating capacity development." (Heider, 2010)


Evaluation methods and tools mentioned

Structural Independence – p. 5
Site visits – p. 6
Representative Sampling – p. 6


Heider, C. International Development Association, (2010). Conceptual framework for developing evaluation capacities.