The BetterEvaluation Resource Library contains hundreds of curated and co-created resources related to managing, conducting, using, and strengthening capacity for evaluation.
You can use the search field and filtering on this page to find resources that you are interested in or you can browse our extensive list. An alternative way to find resources best suited to your needs is to explore the Rainbow Framework, where you can find resources relating to evaluation methods, approaches and tasks.
- 344 results found
- X Advocates for evaluation
- X Commissioners/managers of evaluation
Outcomes and performance indicators: Emergency shelter programThis set of outcome indicators, developed by the Urban Institute, is aimed at supporting the development, monitoring and evaluation of Emergency Shelter Programs.
Outcomes and performance indicators: Employment training/workforce development programThis set of outcome indicators, developed by the Urban Institute, is aimed at supporting the development, monitoring and evaluation of Employment Training/Workforce Development Programs.
Outcomes and performance indicators: Health risk reduction programThis set of outcome indicators, developed by the Urban Institute, is aimed at supporting the development, monitoring and evaluation of Health Risk Reduction Programs.
Outcomes and performance indicators: Performing arts programThis set of outcome indicators, developed by the Urban Institute, is aimed at supporting the development, monitoring and evaluation of Performing Arts Programs.
Outcomes and performance indicators: Prisoner re-entry programThis set of outcome indicators, developed by the Urban Institute, is aimed at supporting the development, monitoring and evaluation of Prisoner Re-entry Programs.
Outcomes and performance indicators: Transitional housing programThis set of outcome indicators, developed by the Urban Institute, is aimed at supporting the development, monitoring and evaluation of Transitional Housing Programs.
Outcomes and performance indicators: Youth mentoring programThis set of outcome indicators, developed by the Urban Institute, is aimed at supporting the development, monitoring and evaluation of youth mentoring programs.
Outcomes and performance indicators: Youth tutoring programThis set of outcome indicators, developed by the Urban Institute, is aimed at supporting the development, monitoring and evaluation of youth tutoring programs.
The nonprofit taxonomy of outcomes: Creating a common language for the sectorThis paper from the Urban Institute provides basic, generic outcomes and performance indicators that are easily adaptable for any program.
Your RFP for evaluation services is terrible. You can fix it.This 7-page guide assists with preparing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for evaluation services. This resource and the following information was contributed to BetterEvaluation by Corey Newhouse.
Ten steps to a results based monitoring and evaluation system. A handbook for development practitionersThis guide provides a ten-step model to help plan, design, and implement a results-based M&E system for good management in organisations working in the public sector.
Global peace indexThe Global Peace Index, an initiative of Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), provides a ranking for each nation in regards to their peacefulness.
UNICEF webinar: Theory of changeWhat is a Theory of Change? How is it different from a logframe? Why is it such an important part of an impact evaluation?
Qualitative comparative analysis: A valuable approach to add to the evaluator’s ‘toolbox’? Lessons from recent applicationsBased on the lessons from three diverse applications of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), this Centre for Development Impact Practice Paper by Florian Schatz and Katharina Welle reflects on the potential of this approach for the impac
When and how to develop an impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation systemMany development programme staff have had the experience of commissioning an impact evaluation towards the end of a project or programme only to find that the monitoring system did not provide adequate data about implementation, context, ba
DIY M&E: A step-by-step guide to building a monitoring and evaluation frameworkThis guide, written by Dana Cross of Grosvenor Management Consulting, gives an overview of how to create an M&E framework.
Theory makerThis free and open-sourced web-based tool was made by Steve Powell as a quick and simple way of creating a theory of change. The information provided was supplied by Steve Powell.
If a picture paints a thousand words: The use of rich pictures in evaluationIn this e-book, Judy Oakden discusses the use of Rich Pictures in evaluation. In particular, she addresses why (and when) you should use rich pictures, and answers some of the common questions around the use of rich pictures.
Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Building blocks for successThis report provides an evidence-based assessment of the performance of multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development concluding that the overall performance of partnerships is mixed at best, and discussing factors that increas
Partnership Indicators: Measuring the effectiveness of multi-sector approaches to service provisionThis paper provides considerations for the creation of partnership indicators for tri-partite partnerships (private sector, public sector and civil society/NGOs) in water and sanitation provision for poor communities in developing countries
Feminist evaluation and gender approaches: There’s a difference?The purpose of this article is to provide readers with a historical overview and description of feminist evaluation and gender approaches.
Social network analysisThis one-page guide to Social Network Analysis provides a brief overview, practical tips for using the technique, and a list of resources for more information.
Evaluating the non-academic impact of academic research: Design considerationsIn this journal article, Andrew Gunn (University of Leeds) and Michael Mintrom (ANZSOG/Monash University) explore how evaluation of non-academic research impact can measure impact effectively without undermining academic freedom and researc
The IDEAS guide and facilitators' guideThe IDEAS Guide (Innovating, Designing, Evaluating and Applying to Small-scale projects) is a guide to the design and evaluation of small-scale media and communication projects where evaluation is built into the design of an initiative.
Choosing appropriate evaluation methods toolThis tool contains a series of questions and prompts, the results of which provide an indication of which methods will and will not be appropriate to use.
Doing qualitative field research on gender norms with adolescent girls and their familiesThis research and practice note offers practical advice, examples and tools to ensure gender sensitivity in evaluation and research with adolescent girls, with a focus on qualitative research methods.
UNEG norms and standards for evaluation (2016)The updated 2016 UNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation, a UNEG foundational document, is intended for application for all United Nations’ evaluations.
Decision making matrix - Word templateA decision making matrix can be useful to summarise decision makers and types of decisions in a matrix which can be referred to when developing and implementing evaluation processes.
Democratic evaluation and democracy: exploring the realityDemocratic evaluation brings a way of thinking about evaluation’s role in society and in particular, its role in strengthening social justice.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – program evaluation resourcesThe Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) website contains a series of resources for planning an evaluation (including the development of an evaluation brief, KEQs, planning documents, and stakeholder engagement), data collec
Causal link monitoring briefCausal Link Monitoring (CLM) integrates design and monitoring to support adaptive management of projects.
MyHistroMyHistro is an online platform to create and share web-based platforms. It integrates time and geo-data, so that you can show both when and where key events that occurred.