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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California county scorecard of children's well-beingThis website from Children Now provides an interactive display of statistics reporting on the wellbeing of children in California.
Case studyThis website from EuropeAid provides a detailed overview of case studies including why, when and how they are used and how they are carried out.
Children in Crisis: Good Practices in Evaluating Psychosocial ProgrammingThis guide from Save the Children aims to support staff in psychosocial program design and evaluation for projects involving children.
Collecting Evaluation Data: An Overview of Sources and MethodsThis guide from the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension provides an overview of a variety of sources and methods that can be used for collecting data in an evaluation.
A Question of Worth: Cost Analysis in EvaluationThis presentation from World Health Organization analyses the different methods of cost analysis including cost-benefit analysis and cost effectiveness analysis.
Developing a Well-Reasoned Response to a Moral Problem in Scientific ResearchThis article analyses a process for developing a reasoned response to moral or ethical problems.
The African evaluation guidelines: 2002This paper from the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) provides a brief description of the guidelines and a series of checklists to assist with the planning, implementation and completion of the evaluati
UNEG Ethical Guidelines for EvaluationThese guidelines from the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) were designed to ensure ethical practice takes place in evaluations involving all UN agencies.
AES Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of EvaluationsThese guidelines from the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) were designed to ensure ethical behaviour and decision making are incorporated into evaluation practice.
Australasian Evaluation Society Code of EthicsThis code of ethics from the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) is aimed at promoting ethical evaluation practice, supporting its members and maintaining AES standards.
Two-way accountability: improving ethical evaluation practice in indigenous contextsThis presentation from Emma Williams at The Northern Institute of Charles Darwin University analyses the lack ethical guidelines for evaluation in Indigenous contexts and argues the
GEF Evaluation Office ethical guidelinesThese guidelines from the Global Environment Facility were developed to ensure ethical considerations were adopted in the case of conflict of interest situations and that the rights of stakeholders w
Beyond informed consent: how is it possible to ethically evaluate Indigenous programs?This paper from the North Australia Research Unit (NARU) of the Australian National University (ANU) analyses the ethical considerations of evaluating indigenous pro
Professionnal Ethics and Standards for the Evaluation Community in the Government of CanadaThis paper from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat outlines the professional standards expected of the evaluation community in Canada's Public Service with a particular emph
DFID Ethics Principles for Research and EvaluationThis paper from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) outlines the principals on ethical practice in research and evaluation that must be adhered to on all projects funded by the depart
Utilization-Focused Evaluation for Agricultural InnovationDrawn from Michael Quinn Patton's book Utilization-focused evaluation, this paper introduces this approach to evaluat
Utilisation-focused evaluation (U-FE) checklistComposed by Michael Quinn Patton in 2002 and updated in 2013, this is a comprehensive checklist for undertaking a utilisation-focused evaluation.
Utilization-Focused Evaluation: 4th editionUseful for practitioners and students alike this book is both theoretical and practical. Features include follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter and a utilization-focused evaluation checklist.
NSW Government evaluation toolkitThis web-based toolkit has been developed to help program managers in New South Wales (Australia) government agencies manage evaluations (including those undertaken by internal or external evaluators, or by a combination of both).
PartnerThis free tool from Partner is designed to support the analysis and interpretation of data related to the collaboration of people and organisations.
Essentials of Utilization-Focused evaluation: A PrimerDrawing on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this book provides an overall framework and ess
How can research organizations more effectively transfer research knowledge to decision makers?This article from the Milbank Quarterly outlines an organisational framework for knowledge transfer which is aimed at ensuring research on health care is dissemina
Causality: Models, Reasoning and InferenceThis book offers a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation.
The art of focused conversationThis paper from the Yukon Public Service Commission provides an overview of the process of having focused conversations to support positive workplace exchanges.
Purposeful program theory: Effective use of theories of change and logic modelsThis book, by Sue Funnell and Patricia Rogers, discusses ways of developing, representing and using programme theory and theories of change in different ways to suit the particular situation.
Critical systems heuristicsThis chapter provides a detailed introduction to critical systems heuristics and the use of its central tool boundary critique.
Partnerships for Environmental Public Health: Evaluation Metrics ManualThis manual from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is aimed at providing program staff and grantees examples of tangible metrics that can be used in the planning, impleme
Collaborative outcome reporting technique (CORT)This resource is a concise overview of the method developed by Dr Jess Dart, known as the Collaborative Outcome Reporting Technique (CORT). This method is characterized by two elements. They are:
Addressing Attribution through Contribution Analysis: Using Performance Measures SensiblyThis article from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation outlines the key steps involved with using contribution analysis as a tool to discover the contribution a program has made to particular outcomes.
Template: Recording assessment using multiple lines and levels of evidence (mlle) criteriaThis template can be used when doing a Multiple Lines and Levels of Evidence analysis, to record all the lines of evidence available for each evaluation question.
Causal criteria methods manualThis manual details the 8-step causal criteria framework, a method that can be used to integrate information from different data sources.
African Monitoring and Evaluation SystemsThis publication is an analysis of six monitoring and evaluation (M&E) case studies from Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda.