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- This article provides an introduction to impact investing concepts, the history and growth of impact investing, and examples of impact investing.
- This article documents issues emerging during discussions of impact investing and social impact measurement amongst participants of the Innovations in Evaluation strand at the 8th African Evaluation Association Conference.
- This paper reviews literature on the evaluation of impact investments. Various tools and approaches for assessing social value are identified and theoretical considerations are discussed.
- This article uses case examples to demonstrate the value of using theory of change at all levels of impact investing and affirms the importance of accountability and learning across combinations of evaluation methods.
The next frontier for measurement and evaluation: Social impact measurement for impact investing and market solutionsThis paper provides a succinct summary of how evaluators need to evolve and develop tools to meet the need of impact investors for timely, cost-effective, data and evidence about social and environmental returns.
- This collection gathers eight stories from around the world about evaluations that have made a difference to the lives of people. These stories collectively represent a range of approaches to evaluation, making it clear that there is no one
- This guide, written by Dana Cross of Grosvenor Management Consulting, gives an overview of how to create an M&E framework.
- This IIED Briefing Paper shows that the methods of process tracing and Bayesian updating can facilitate a dialogue between theory and evidence that allows for the assessing of the degree of confidence in ‘contribution claims’ i
- This free and open-sourced web-based tool was made by Steve Powell as a quick and simple way of creating a theory of change. The information provided was supplied by Steve Powell.
- In this e-book, Judy Oakden discusses the use of Rich Pictures in evaluation. In particular, she addresses why (and when) you should use rich pictures, and answers some of the common questions around the use of rich pictures.
- This report describes a holistic approach and assessment framework for evaluating 'research' that goes beyond the traditional deliberative means (e.g., peer review) and often used analytics (e.g., bibliometrics).
- The guide links the underlying rationale for multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a clear four phase process model, a set of seven core principles, key ideas for facilitation and 60 participatory tools for analysis, planning and decision ma
- This case study documents and reflects upon the building of the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (recently re-named START Network) which comprises 18 lead agencies working in the humanitarian sector who have evolved a collaborati
- This report provides an evidence-based assessment of the performance of multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development concluding that the overall performance of partnerships is mixed at best, and discussing factors that increas
Proving and Improving the Impact of Development Partnerships - 12 Good Practices for Results MeasurementThis report summarises 12 good practices of results measurement in development partnerships with the private sector, and includes a number of case studies and practical examples.
- This paper provides considerations for the creation of partnership indicators for tri-partite partnerships (private sector, public sector and civil society/NGOs) in water and sanitation provision for poor communities in developing countries
- 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
- The Feminist Issues in Evaluation is a Thematic Interest Group (TIG) in the American Evaluation Association (AEA).
Technology for Evaluation in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: An Introduction for the Digital Immigrant EvaluatorThis paper aims to help evaluators working in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS) to determine which technology may be useful in various phases of an evaluation.
- The purpose of this article is to provide readers with a historical overview and description of feminist evaluation and gender approaches.
- This paper, the second of the Ohio Women's Centres Issues Briefs, presents reflections from the Ohio Women’s Centers on evaluation, its role in their work and issues related to its accomplishment.
- The Gender Statistics Database contains gender statistics from all over the European Union (EU) and beyond, at the EU, Member State and European level.
- The Gender and Evaluation Community's objective is to bring knowledge building and knowledge sharing under one place, and to share the content and experiences from people involved in the network.
- The DHS Gender Corner provides quantitative information on such topics as domestic violence, women’s status and female genital cutting, and links to gender-related publications based in DHS data.
- This document is the result of an action learning initiative in which six Dutch Development NGOs took part in a Thematic Learning Programme on Organisational Assessments (TLP OA), focused around implementing the the 5C framework in organisa
- This document lays out the 5 Core Capabilities approach to organisational assessment.
Bringing the invisible into perspective: Reference document for using the 5Cs framework to plan, monitor and evaluate capacity and results of capacity development processesThe five core capabilities approach (5Cs) is an approach to organisational assessment built on complexity thinking.
- This paper is one of two documents submitted by Becca Smith related to the use of the SenseMaker approach to evaluate attitudes towards girls’ education among pastoralist communities in the Afar region of Ethiopia.
- This paper is one of two documents submitted by Becca Smith related to the use of the SenseMaker approach to evaluate attitudes towards girls’ education in Ethiopia.
Network weaving for regional development: an evaluation of the caucasus' agricultural alliances in Armenia and Georgia using social network analysisWritten by Larry Dersham and Tikhon (Lasha) Bokuchava for Oxfam, this research report is an example of applying Social Network Analysis to evaluate the stage of development of development of two regional alliances.
Counting critically: SDG ‘follow-up and review’ needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluationThis IIED briefing paper discusses the role of global indicators in the monitoring and evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation, review and follow-up at the national level. The paper advocates for a greater role
- This IIED Briefing paper argues that, in order to be maximally useful to policymakers and citizens, the follow-up and review processes of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must incorporate rigorous, country led evaluations that ex