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- This checklist, created by Goldie MacDonald for The Evaluation Center, provides a set of criteria that can be used for identifying and selecting indicators for evaluation in collaboration with stakeholders.
- La lista de verificación incluye criterios basados en la práctica que deben tenerse en cuenta en la selección de los indicadores que se usarán para el monitoreo y la evaluación.
- La liste de contrôle comprend des critères centrés sur la pratique, à prendre en considération dans le choix des indicateurs à utiliser dans le suivi et l’évaluation.
- This set of standards was developed by the Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA) in order to guide evaluations that take place in Uganda to ensure a good standard of practice is demonstrated by evaluators during evaluations.
- This webinar, presented by Jonathan Morell to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), looks at creating evaluation designs for programs that have unexpected consequences.
- This guide from Pact provides detailed guidance on each part of the evaluation process.
- This report from The World Bank documents the pilot of a program that examines the use of outcome harvesting and the Bank's results management approach to understand how change happens in complex environments.
- This paper has been developed as part of the evaluation of the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004 (the Strategy).
- This paper, written by Michael Bamberger for the World Bank, analyses why baseline studies are not always conducted and then outlines strategies that can be used to reconstruct baseline data later in
- This paper, written by Kate Roberts, describes the use of a Coexistive evaluation model to design and implement an evaluation of Landcare Queensland.
- This report by Burt Perrin offers evidence that countries are moving away from evaluating the performance of government on activities, inputs and outputs, and focusing instead on a results-driven approach.
- The toolkit is designed to support you in planning and carrying out evaluations using participatory video (PV) with the most significant change (MSC) technique, or PVMSC for short.
- This web page from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat provides an outline of some of the key concepts of theory-based approaches to evaluation.
- This blog post by Sonja Blignaut for More Beyond discusses some of the clear distinctions between complexity thinking and systems thinking.
- This guide from the Public Service Transformation Network aims to support evaluation of the effectiveness of work to transform public services.
- This paper, written by Julia Balogun and Gerry Johnson, outlines a longitudinal, real-time analysis of planned change implementation to provide an explanation for the unintended results that come about from evaluation strategies.
- This guide from the US General Accounting Office outlines good practice in case study evaluation and establishes a set of principles for applying case studies to evaluations.
- This guide from the Victorian Government Department of Human Services aims to assist in the design and implementation of impact evaluation methods and indicators for health care programs within p
- This chapter section by Eben A. Weitzman guides readers through some of the important considerations when choosing appropriate qualitative analysis software.
How do we know if a program made a difference? A guide to statistical methods for program impact evaluationThis guide, written by Peter M. Lance, David K. Guilkey, Aiko Hattori and Gustavo Angeles for MEASURE Evaluation, outlines core statistical and econometric methods for program impact evaluation.
- Although focused on viewing critical reflection through the scope of management learning, this article discusses a range of critical reflection tools that have been drawn from other professional areas, such as storytelling, metaphors,
Designing initiative evaluation: A systems-orientated framework for evaluating social change effortsThis guide from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation outlines a systems-oriented framework for initiative and cluster evaluation and includes four general designs that can be used.
- These New Zealand Aid Program documents are designed to allow users to input data and information in a pre-formatted evaluation plan template.
- This is an example of collaborative outcomes reporting (COR) used for a natural resource management program in South Australia.
- This report is an example of a Collaborative Outcomes Report (COR) from a community sustainability project in Victoria, Australia. It is titled "How we ran a behaviour change program and the lessons we learnt".
- This page describes the reporting outcomes of an Australian Government conducted COR process on a Dugong and Marine Turtle Project in Northern Australia.
- This guide outlines a step-by-step participatory process for developing a performance story report in the context of ‘performance story evaluation’ and natural resource management, but can be used for monitoring and in other contexts.
- These updated design, monitoring and evaluation standards from the Australian Government aim to "improve the quality and use of Design and M&E products, and to integrate evaluative thinking into everyday work".
- This framework has been developed to guide the consistent and transparent evaluation of government programs in the New South Wales (Australia) State Government to inform decision making on policy directions, program design and implementatio
Exploring the science of complexity: Ideas and implications for development and humanitarian effortsThis paper, authored by Ben Ramalingam and Harry Jones with Toussaint Reba and John Young for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), explores and reflects on the concepts of complexity science and wha
- This tool from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provides a template for developing a Terms of Reference (ToR) for an evaluation.
Weighting of agricultural research results: Strength and limitations of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP)This paper discusses the usefulness of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in weighting agricultural research results in ex-post research evaluation.