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 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?
- This one-hour webinar on How to Design Effective Dashboards from Infragistics aims to show viewers how to design dashboards that will help with business decisions.
- This blog post by Abjhijit Rawool gives guidance on creating dashboards that are based around the users' needs. Though discussed in relation to web applications, the lessons are applicable more broadly.
- This brief provides a background on contribution analysis and its applications, as well as walking through five cases studies in which the authors have used contribution analysis to assess whether and how advocacy efforts made a difference.
- В книге рассматриваются особенности программы как объекта оценки, методология и принципы оценки программ
- This blog post by Lou Dubois writing for Inc. outlines some key elements of a traditional media release and gives guidance on how to adapt these to social media. It also touches on how to measure engagement.
- This guide presents a number of options for creating visual press releases, which is especially important when your press release is for distribution on social media.
- This four-part series by Elizabeth Grim is a good introduction for those new to Twitter.
- This guidebook for nonprofits by Kylie Hutchinson of Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation, Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program’s Sustainability, presents a three-step strategy for ensuring programs hav
Mirada colectiva a indicadores y estrategias exitosas: Guía de consulta para organizaciones sin fines de lucro que trabajan temas de educación y desarrollo económicoEsta recurso es una guía de consulta que tiene el objetivo de resumir de manera práctica y en un lenguaje sencillo las principales características y resultados positivos que utilizan proyectos exitosos dentro de las categorías de temas que
- This sample session agenda takes teams through a three-part set of conversations about their data: Scan, Diagnose, and Prioritize.
- 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
- This short guide from the Poverty Action Lab presents six rules very clearly, with helpful diagrams to explain or reinforce the points.
Choosing an evaluator: Matching project needs with evaluator skills and competencies (Principal Investigator's Guide)Written by Mary Marcussen, this chapter from the online resource, Principal Investigator's Guide (produced by Informal Science), is about locating an evaluator well matched to your project needs.
- 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 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.
Designing Participatory Meetings and Brownbags: A TOPS Quick Guide to Linking Development PractitionersThis short guide by the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program and USAID focuses on identifying appropriate formats and approaches for presentations, group discussions and problem solving sessions to enhance peer-to-pe
- This short guide describes the process of using a fishbone diagram to help uncover and visualise stakeholder perceptions of the root causes of a problem. It is often used in conjunction with the 'Five Whys' technique.
- Designing Quality Survey Questions addresses challenges such as language preferences for standard demographic questions (e.g.
- This blog post by Ann K. Emery and Johanna Morariu outlines their strategies for setting up and running a webinar. This resource and the following information was contributed by Alice Macfarlan.
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 psychology of climate change communication: A guide for scientists, journalists, educators, political aides, and the interested publicThis guide by the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, while focused on communicating research on climate change, will be useful for anyone interested in the theory behind communication and behaviour change and those who need to
- A clear and well-informed guide to evaluating value for money which addresses important issues including the limitations of using indicators epsecially for complex interventions, and the need to address unintended impacts and complicated ca
- This is a step-by-step guide for creating a dashboard with Google Sheets (a free, online spreadsheet application).
- This guide by Matthew Magain outlines his process and tips for creating sketch-notes (what BetterEvaluation calls graphic recordings).
- This comprehensive guide covers all steps of the evaluation process while providing real-life examples, practical tips, definitions and step-by-step advice. This guide is available in English, Français and Español.
- This companion to the ALNAP EHA Guide offers protection-specific insights for evaluations and evaluation commissioners across the humanitarian sector.
- This guide helps evaluation managers to commission and oversee, and team leaders to conduct, Real-time evaluations (RTEs) of humanitarian operational responses.
- This book, written by Robert McLean (IDRC) and John Gargani (Gargani + Company), presents actionable principles that can help organizations and innovators design, manage, and evaluate scaling strategies.