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Transforming a lizard into a cow: Child-led evaluation of the building skills for life programme in ZimbabweThis report is the second in this series and presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education.
From seed to scale-up: Lessons learned from Australia’s rural development assistanceThis report from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT, formerly AusAID), reviews Australia's rural development assistance program highlighting
Earth Eval: Using video to communicate evaluation resultsThis blog offers an example of a video that was created to communicate evaluation findings.
Assessing the economic impact of HIV/AIDS on Nigerian householdsIn this paper, Canning, Mahal, Odumosu and Okonkwo (2006) use propensity score matching to assess the affect of HIV/AIDS on an individual's ability to access health care in Nigeria.
Does microfinance reduce poverty in India?In this study, propensity score matching is used to assess the impact of micro-finance loans on reducing poverty when they are used for productive means.
Estimating the benefit incidence of an antipoverty program by propensity score matchingThis study uses propensity score matching to estimate the distribution of net income gains from an Argentinean workfare program.
Okiko in pursuit of a snail: Child-led evaluation of the building skills for life programme in KenyaThis report is the third in this series and presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education.
Who adopts improved fuels and cookstoves? A systematic reviewThis resource is a detailed overview of study conducted by Lewis and Pattanayak (2012) on the systematic review of the literature surrounding the adoption of Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) or cleaner fuels by households in developing countries.
Behind the Scenes: Managing and Conducting Large Scale Impact Evaluations in ColombiaThis paper from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) uses four impact evaluation case studies from Columbia to benchmark each evaluation against 11 standards of quality.
International advocacy evaluation community of practice's webinarIn this webinar from the International Advocacy Evaluation Community of Practice demonstrates how Most Significant Change and Participatory Video were used to evalua
Creating and developing evaluation organizationsThis book from the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) uses 14 case studies from around the world to demonstrate best practice and lessons learned from developing evaluation org
Key concepts for programme and project monitoring and evaluationThis paper from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) provides a glossary of 231 terms which are commonly used in monitoring and evaluation.
Guidelines to Avoid Conflict Of Interest in Independent EvaluationsThese guidelines from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) set out the procedures that need to be taken into account when assessing the independence of evaluation and audit functions to ensure ethical requireme
California county scorecard of children's well-beingThis website from Children Now provides an interactive display of statistics reporting on the wellbeing of children in California.
The African evaluation guidelines: 2002This paper from the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) provides a brief description of the guidelines and a series of checklists to assist with the planning, implementation and completion of the evaluati
UNEG Ethical Guidelines for EvaluationThese guidelines from the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) were designed to ensure ethical practice takes place in evaluations involving all UN agencies.
AES Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of EvaluationsThese guidelines from the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) were designed to ensure ethical behaviour and decision making are incorporated into evaluation practice.
Australasian Evaluation Society Code of EthicsThis code of ethics from the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) is aimed at promoting ethical evaluation practice, supporting its members and maintaining AES standards.
GEF Evaluation Office ethical guidelinesThese guidelines from the Global Environment Facility were developed to ensure ethical considerations were adopted in the case of conflict of interest situations and that the rights of stakeholders w
Professionnal Ethics and Standards for the Evaluation Community in the Government of CanadaThis paper from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat outlines the professional standards expected of the evaluation community in Canada's Public Service with a particular emph
DFID Ethics Principles for Research and EvaluationThis paper from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) outlines the principals on ethical practice in research and evaluation that must be adhered to on all projects funded by the depart
Standards for Evaluation in GovernmentThis guide, from the South African Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, outlines the standards by which government evaluations should take place.
Framework For Gender Mainstreaming in IFAD’s OperationsThis paper from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) outlines a framework for Gender Mainstreaming on IFAD projects.
Big data, big ruseThis article from Stephen Few of Perceptual Edge provides a critique of many of the arguments used to promote big data - in particular concerns that without adequate analysis and visualisation, b
Learning Lessons: Intense Climate-Related Natural Disasters in Asia and the PacificThis paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) synthesizes key lessons drawn from evaluations of projects and programs that have been funded by the ADB.
Learning Lessons: Participatory Irrigation ManagementThis paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) synthesizes key lessons drawn from evaluations of projects and programs that have been funded by the ADB.
Learning Lessons: Managing for Development ResultsThis paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) synthesizes key lessons drawn from evaluations of projects and programs that have been funded by the ADB.
Utilization focused evaluation case studies - UFE in multijurisdictional/Tribal contextsThis slideshow from a presentation given by Nicole Bowman at the American Evaluation Association Conference describes how UFE was used by Native American tribal groups to assess projects that crossed
Appreciative Inquiry: An approach for learning and change based on our own best practices"Since it was conceptualized in the late 1980s as a research methodology and change paradigm, the technique of ‘appreciative inquiry’ (AI) has proved to be highly effective for capturing the positive features of an organization or social sy
Terms of Reference - Evaluation of the Peace Education Project in AcehIn 2001 a peace education project was implemented in Aceh, designed to encourage non-violence and peaceful conflict resolution among youths.
Policy Dialogue Evaluation - Terms of ReferenceThis document from the the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT, formerly AusAID) is the Terms of Reference for an evaluation of the policy dialogu
Learning alliances: An approach for building multi-stakeholder innovation systemsMillions of dollars are spent each year on research and development (R&D) initiatives in an attempt to improve rural livelihoods in the developing world, but rural poverty remains an intractable problem in many places.