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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Innovation in Operations Assessment Recent Developments in Measuring Results in Conflict EnvironmentsThis publication, edited by edited by Andrew Williams, James Bexfield, Fabrizio Fitzgerald Farina and Johannes de Nijs for NATO looks at innovation within in the area of capability development particularly
- Apresentação do sistema brasileiro de monitoramento e avaliação de programas sociais , como parte da cooperação Brasil-Africa .
- This paper, written by Geoff Wong, Trish Greenhalgh, Gill Westhrop and Ray Pawson for The RAMESES project outlines a set of quality standards for conducting realist synthese
- This infographic by Infographic World identifies the key data to be measured and specific tools and applications for tracking different social media profiles.
- 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 Sonja Blignaut for More Beyond discusses some of the clear distinctions between complexity thinking and systems thinking.
- 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 literature review, written by Cristina Mansfield for the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), examines current thinking in the evaluation of advocacy.
- 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 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.
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.
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 paper, authored by Job van Exel and Gjalt de Graaf aims to provide a detailed overview of the basics of Q methodology for those who need easily accessible information on this research strategy.
- This blog post from Rhett A Butler for Mongabay.com outlines the use of a new tool, Global Forest Watch, which uses big data to monitor global forests on a monthly basis. Utilising Google’s computing cloud the tool is able to analyse NASA
- This webpage from the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation provides statements that describe each of the standards developed to support program evaluation.
- This podcast by Stephanie Evergreen, for , outlines the smart use and analyses of data visualisation for pro
- This blog post from Beth Kanter discusses the pros and cons of using data from social media to inform funding decisions.
- This article, written by Robin Lin Miller and Rebecca Campbell, examines 47 case studies of empowerment evaluation in order to assess their effectiveness in adhering to empowerment evaluation principles and in achieving outcomes that empowe
- This essay, written by Roger A Hart for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) analyses the research on children in order to demonstrate the benefits of genuine child participation.
- This comment, written by Dean Ornish and published on the Edge.org blog What scientific idea is ready for retirement, argues that larger studies do not always equate to more rigorous or definitive results and
- This comment from the American Evaluation Association (AEA) was written in response to a US Department of Education proposed priority for evaluating educational programs using scientifically based methods.
- This statement from the European Evaluation Society (EES) argues that randomised control trials are not necessarily the best way to ensure a rigorous or scientific impact evaluation assessment (IE) for development and development aid.
- This blog post, written by Kyle Henri Andrei for Idealware, looks at a number of cheap or free options that can be used for editing video content and preparing it for public consumption as part of outreach and engagement strategies.
- This CDA Collaborative Learning Projects paper outlines research conducted with international development organisations on the use of recipient/primary stakeholder feedback in humanitarian aid projects and programs.
- This webpage from The World Bank Institute looks at the impact of citizen engagement on development outcomes.
- This blogpost, written by E Duncan for DME for Peace, looks at the use of feedback in Peacebuilding contexts.
- Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS, managed by Rick Davies, have compiled a provisional list of Lessons Learnt resources.
- This paper from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) outlines the process for conducting a RAPID Outcomes Assessment.
- Part of the Australian Bureau of Statistic's Statistic Language website, this guide to Correlation and Causation is easy to follow and explains the major features of correlation and its difference from causation.
- This article, written by Bent Flyvbjerg (Aalborg University, Denmark) examines five common misunderstandings about case-study research.
- This blog post by Rob Worthington introduces motion charts and their utility. It explains how to create your own motion charts using Google Docs and how to embed it in a website.
- This guide, written by Cynthia Gaigals with Manuela Leonhardt for Safer World provides a critical overview of different approaches used by a variety of groups in conflict-prone and affected areas.