The BetterEvaluation Resource Library contains hundreds of curated and co-created resources related to managing, conducting, using, and strengthening capacity for evaluation.
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- This online guide, written by John Young, Louise Shaxson, Harry Jones, Simon Hearn, Ajoy Datta and Caroline Cassidy for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), has been designed to support users to understand, engage with and influence po
- This book, written by Anne Markiewicz and Ian Patrick, offers a step-by-step guide to developing a monitoring and evaluation framework.
- How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles—and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results?
Building the evidence base for post project evaluation: Case study review and evaluability checklistsThis report to the Faster Forward Fund by Laurie Zivetz and Jindra Cekan of Valuing Voices compares findings from eight end-of-project and subsequent post project evaluations.
- Stephanie Evergreen's website and blog provides ample reading and guidance on data visualization techniques, taking a research-based approach to effective communication of ideas.
- This presentation by Jonny Morell focuses on the need to promote dialogue between evaluators and program funders/designers on the implications of complex behavior.
- This webinar (recorded January 23, 2018) features an interview with Michael Quinn Patton and discusses his latest book - Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE - and the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach, exploring its relevan
- The DECI-2 website features a searchable knowledge base with over 80 documents and an online guide directed primarily to communication practitioners.
- "Esta guía [ y el tablero] puede ser utilizada por cualquier empleado/a público, pero ha sido diseñada principalmente para aquellos/as que trabajan en el análisis de información y datos de las agencias y corporaciones en áreas tales como pl
- This guide written by Howard White and David Raitzer (available as a free PDF download) offers guidance on the principles, methods, and practice of impact evaluation, covering experimental, quasi-experimental and regression-based designs an
- The John L. Alford case library is an internationally recognised library of public sector cases and a unique resource centre for the advancement of interactive teaching.
- Changeroo is a subscription-based Theory of Change creator.
- This tool, developed by USAID/Rwanda and shared as part of USAID's Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Toolkit, is one way of graphically depicting relationships between key stakeholders.
Making rigorous causal claims in a real-life context: Has research contributed to sustainable forest management?This article presents an example of a rigorous non-counterfactual causal analysis that describes how different evidence and methods were used together for causal inference without a control group or comparison group.
- A short animated video highlighting how systems thinking can be used in program evaluation to maximize program effectiveness, produced by Chris Lovato, Beverly Parsons, and Kylie Hutchinson.
- This resource is a friendly, practical and fun guide to giving presentations, aimed at those who are not confident about presenting. This resource and the following information was contributed by Alice Macfarlan
- This book by Kylie Hutchinson presents a number of innovative ways of reporting, including different methods for presentations, narrative summaries, presenting findings visually and making use of digital outputs.
- This IIED Briefing Paper argues that meaningful evaluation of progress towards achieving sustainable development extends beyond supporting voluntary national reviews, and that for the full potential of evaluation to be realised, evaluation
- Organised by DevResults in partnership with Sonjara and SurveyCTO, this recorded panel discussion took place on May 23rd, 2018, two days before the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect.
- This toolkit gathers together some useful resources that organisations can use to help guide their data protection practices.
- The report from UN Women, with support from UN Global Pulse, outlines the value of big data for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to women.
- In this AEA365 'Rad Resource' blog post, Sara Vaca discusses the importance and challenges of introducing a Gender perspective into evaluations - even when this is not included in the evaluation ToRs.
- This report by Greet Peersman and Patricia Rogers for the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) identifies four potential pathways towards professionalisation within the context of the AES. These pathways are
- This series, published by SoPact, the Melbourne Business School & Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre, covers four topics: Theory of Change and Groundwork, Social Impact Metrics, Data Strategy, Reports and Storytelling.
- USAID's annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition captures case studies of USAID staff and implementing partners using a CLA approach for organizational learning and better development outcomes.
- Coolors is a colour palette generator.
- This report by DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) describes in detail how the researchers turned findings into recommendations, and how the various stages of stakeholder consultation influenced different elements of the project.
Inclusive systemic evaluation for gender equality, environments and marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs): A new approach for the SDG eraThis UN Women Independent Evaluation Service guide on the Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs) approach brings together innovative systemic evaluation practice with intersectiona
- This guide builds on work of HIVOS' experimentation with and learning about Theory of Change (ToC), including the work of its Theory of Change Learning Group (established 2010).
- The Developmental Evaluation Institute (DEI) website aims to provide pathways for new, emerging, and mid-career evaluators to develop skills in Developmental Evaluation for social justice.
- The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models.
- This online tool is designed to assist with choosing accessible colour combinations for text on the web. This resource and the following information was contributed by Alice Macfarlan.