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 framework has been developed to guide the consistent and transparent evaluation of government programs in the New South Wales (Australia) State Government to inform decision making on policy directions, program design and implementatio
- This issues brief from the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning (OMG) describes the experience of using a developmental evaluation approach in order to evaluate the
- This webpage from the Santa Fe Institute provides a range of online courses and materials to improve the understanding and knowledge of complex systems science.
- 5dchart Add-in for Microsoft Excel is an extension designed to generate 3D bubble charts and 3D scatter plots for large and complex data sets directly in Microsoft Excel.
- This article from Tom Ling outlines the use of uncertainty and complexity in a Theory of Change-based approach to evaluating complex interventions.
Exploring the science of complexity: Ideas and implications for development and humanitarian effortsThis paper, authored by Ben Ramalingam and Harry Jones with Toussaint Reba and John Young for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), explores and reflects on the concepts of complexity science and wha
- This article, authored by Glenda Eoyang and Thomas Berkas for the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, describes key features of a complex adaptive system and what these might mean for evaluation and
- This book, edited by Forss, Marra and Schwartz, provides a detailed discussion of different aspects of complexity and cases of evaluations with particular attention to issues of causal attribution and contribution.
How to Evaluate equity-focused and gender-responsive interventions in complex and dynamic environmentsThese reading materials from a webinar presented by Michael Quinn Patton for My M&E, discusses the concept of complexity and details how to conduct an evaluation in a complex and dynamic environment.
- This tool from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provides a template for developing a Terms of Reference (ToR) for an evaluation.
- This guide from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provides detailed guidance on the selection of evaluation consultants and includes a number of checklists that can be u
- This is Chapter three in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Evaluation handbook.
- This paper by the Overseas Development Institute discusses the nature and history of networks and their relation to the field of international aid and development.
- This article, authored by MacKenzie, O'Donnell, Halliday, E.
- This paper, authored by Beverly Sibthorpe, Nicholas Glasgow and Duncan Longstaff for the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute provides a brief synopsis of literature relevant to CAS and health care systems.
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Weighting of agricultural research results: Strength and limitations of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP)This paper discusses the usefulness of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in weighting agricultural research results in ex-post research evaluation.
- This paper describes the quantitative and qualitative research designs for survey and ethnographic methods have been combined in the evaluations of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs for the governments of Nicaragua
Assessing the impact of agricultural research on poverty using the sustainable livelihoods frameworkThis discussion brief considers the benefits of using the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework (SLF) to assess the impact of research on agricultural poverty.
- This guide is Part IV of Tool Number 5 of the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Programme Manager’s Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Toolkit.
- This guide from the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) provides detailed guidance on selecting and managing evaluation by using a st
- This guide from the Just Governance Group (JGG, archived link) identifies a number of good practices and key issues that should be taken
- This guide from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) outlines the advantages and disadvantages of selecting either an internal or external evaluator.
- This paper from the South African Department Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) provides guidance on preparing Terms of Reference(ToR) for evaluation projects.The guide includes clear examples and explanations for each part of t
- This guide, authored by Alice Willard for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the American Red Cross, aims to provide guidance to evaluation mangers on key aspects of the implementation and evaluation process.
- This guide, authored by Della E.McMillan and Alice Willard for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the American Red Cross, provides a step-by-step process and a range of tools designed to help with pre-evaluation planning.
- This guide from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNSCAP) provides clear guidelines to users on planning, implementing and using the findings of evaluations of ESCAP programs
- This guide, from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) sets out to build awareness and understanding of evaluation among CIDA staff and provide clear guidance for implementing ev
- This slideshow, from a presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) by Michael Scriven and E.
- This guide, authored by Margo Charlton for Artreach Toronto, provides detailed guidance on using creative activities in conjunction with other evaluation methods in order to gain a clearer picture of the impact of a project/program.
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- This slideshow from L Carson of the University of Sydney outlines the key concepts involved in ORID and provides examples of what to do and what not to do when using strategic questioning.