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 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
- This 4-page brief discusses how Girl Hub used a story collection research methodology called SenseMaker to help generate girl-centred evidence to inform girls' empowerment interventions.
- 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 book, co-edited by Marlène Läubli Loud and John Mayne, offers invaluable insights from real evaluators who share strategies they have adopted through their own experiences in evaluation.
- This brief opens up some of the issues and questions about why and how to adopt innovations in evaluation, and discusses how innovations can be useful in addressing eight long standing challenges in 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 chapter Jon A. Krosnick and Stanley Presser presents a number of recommendations about survey design based on conventional wisdom and a review of the methodological literature.
- This visual overview was developed through a research process that identified, defined and illustrated 16 key features of complex systems.
- This freely available, online book brings together case studies using an impact evaluation approach, the Qualitative Impact Protocol (QUIP), without a control group that uses narrative causal statements elicited directly from intended proje
- This is a 20-minute presentation on evaluation use developed by Alexey Kuzmin (Process Consulting Company, Moscow, Russia) in collaboration with the ILO International Training Centre (ILO ITC, Turin, Italy).
- This resource outlines how the Qualitative Impact Protocol (QuIP) compares to 30 other impact evaluation approaches.
- This book is a collection of 20 examples of successful public policies in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to reset the agenda for teaching, research and dialogue on public policy performance.
- This is a short (3-minute) video by Claudine Delfin about the benefits of visual note-taking. It's also a good example of a video that has been created from a visual note-taking process.
- This "very, very short" summary on the CSL4D blog introduces CSH as being useful to "help determine the validity of an actionable system or a project design as a basis for action by analysing four boundary issues: motivation, control, knowl
- This short summary of Critical Systems Heuristics (CSH) by Werner Ulrich gives an overview of what CSH is and how it can be applied.
- Real-time evaluation (RTE) has been practised and documented over the past 20 years, initially in humanitarian projects.
IDEAS book launch: Randomized control trials in the field of development, a critical perspective [Webinar]This webinar to launch the book Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective brings together five representatives of the book's editors and authors for a discussion around some of the key ideas and
- This book provides an overview of feminist theory and research strategies as well as detailed discussions of how to use a feminist lens, practical steps and challenges in implementation, and what feminist methods contribute to research and
- This 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.
- This book presents a detailed overview of the impact evaluations of cash transfer programmes, carried out by the Transfer Project and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s From Protection to Production project.
- Tuzungumze na Watoto (T-Watoto) is an example of how a system for mobile phone household surveys can be set up by partnering with a local call-centre to regularly collect data for monitoring and evaluation.
- This is a report summarising the evaluation findings of the My Right My Voice (MRMV) program. It is an example of how an evaluation can be conducted by both young, peer-evaluators and a professional consultant evaluator.
- The UNICEF C4D team in Malawi have started an annual Learning Lab initiative to build capacity in new thinking on C4D and social and behaviour change communication, including some focus on RM&E of C4D.
- In 2014, UNICEF Viet Nam, working closely with the National Center for Health Education and Communication, contracted Population Services International Vietnam to conduct formative research.
- Democratic evaluation brings a way of thinking about evaluation’s role in society and in particular, its role in strengthening social justice.
- The 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 (CLM) integrates design and monitoring to support adaptive management of projects.
- This report by NPC highlights their research into the latest developments in theory and practice in measurement and evaluation. The authors found that new thinking, techniques, and technology are influencing and improving practice.
- Are quantitative or qualitative methods better for undertaking impact evaluations? What about true experiments?
Rapid review programs to support health care and policy decision making: a descriptive analysis of processes and methodsThis article, written by Julie Polisena, Chantelle Garritty, Chris Kamel, Adrienne Stevens and Ahmed M Abou-Setta, looks at the processes and methods used in producing Rapid Reviews (RR)to synthesize evidence for a shorter turnaround.
- This presentation, from Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), is aimed at developing an understanding of the need for, and utility of, rapid reviews (RR) as a useful knowledge synthesis product