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- This paper has been developed as part of the evaluation of the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004 (the Strategy).
- This website provides a range of resources that can be used for the practice of capacity development which are closely linked to, and build upon, the topics covered in the Capac
- This guide, written by Jane Reisman, Anne Gienapp and Sarah Stachowiak for the Annie E.
- This paper, written by Michael Bamberger for the World Bank, analyses why baseline studies are not always conducted and then outlines strategies that can be used to reconstruct baseline data later in
- This paper, written by Dr Kate Roberts for Roberts Research and Evaluation, outlines a Coexistive model of evaluation which aims to ensure the perspectives of all important stakeholders are retained.
- This paper, written by Kate Roberts, describes the use of a Coexistive evaluation model to design and implement an evaluation of Landcare Queensland.
- This paper, prepared by Peter Craig, Paul Dieppe, Sally Macintyre, Susan Michie, Irwin Nazareth and Mark Petticrew for the Medical Research Council, outlines strategies for the development, implementation
- This infographic by Infographic World identifies the key data to be measured and specific tools and applications for tracking different social media profiles.
- This presentation, given by Eric Berlow for TED, highlights a variety of tips that can be used to distill complex issues so they are more simple by using a graphic of the US strategy in Afghanistan.
- This paper from Brenda Zimmerman outlines the use of Ralph Stacey's Agreement & Certainty Matrix.
- This paper, written by Sholom Glouberman and Brenda Zimmerman for the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, looks at the health care system in Canada de
- This slide show is from a presentation given by Professor Patricia Rogers, Dr. Irene Guijt and Bob Williams at the AfREA Conference, March 30 – April 2, 2009, Cairo, Egypt.
- This video from Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge introduces the Cynefin Framework which is a tool that allows the user to see things from different points of view, assimilate complex concepts, and addr
- This report by Burt Perrin offers evidence that countries are moving away from evaluating the performance of government on activities, inputs and outputs, and focusing instead on a results-driven approach.
Using (Reach and) Results Chains to Understand (Plan, Measure and Evaluate) Complex Multi-level InterventionsA powerpoint put together by Steve Montague.
- This book by Sarah Earl, Fred Carden and Terry Smutylo takes an original approach to assessing development impacts by focusing on the way in which people relate to each other and to their environment rather than simply evaluating the produc
- This resource is an invited presentation to the European Parliament committee on regional development.
- Burt Perrin's 2002 report to the OECD outlines common challenges in performance measurement and results-based management, and identifies potential solutions to these.
2013 Spring report of the Auditor General of Canada: Chapter 1—Status report on evaluating the effectiveness of programsThis report presents the results of a performance audit conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
- The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Centre of Excellence in Evaluation (CEE) provided advice and guidance on evaluation practices across the federal government.
- The toolkit is designed to support you in planning and carrying out evaluations using participatory video (PV) with the most significant change (MSC) technique, or PVMSC for short.
- Evaluating Human Capital Projects is a practical guide to planning, evaluating and improving all types of human capital projects. Its central theme is that organisations do not always value 'softer' investment in people as highly as other
- This web page from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat provides answers to eight frequently asked questions about their 2009 Policy on Evaluation.
- This web page from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat outlines a standard for all evaluations taking place by Canadian Government agencies.
- This web page from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat provides an outline of some of the key concepts of theory-based approaches to evaluation.
- This blog post by Dean Meyers for VizWorld reviews the new data portal from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
- This blog post by Sonja Blignaut for More Beyond discusses some of the clear distinctions between complexity thinking and systems thinking.
- This blog post by Nancy Duarte for the Harvard Business Review outlines five questions that should be asked before deciding how to visualise data.
Review of evaluation approaches and methods for interventions related to violence against women and girls (VAWG)This paper, written by Michaela Raab and Wolfgang Stuppert for the UK Department for International Development (DfID), assesses the strengths
- This lecture, given by Brenda Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Policy at York University’s Schulich School of Business, outlines a number of approaches for addressing complexity in evaluations.
- This guidance note from Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Richard Mallett of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) outlines an eight-stage approach to writing a literature review that complies with the principles of a systematic review while stil
- This guide, written by Alistair Hallam and Francesca Bonino for Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP), outlines a framework for strengthening the capacity of humanitarian evaluations.