The EuropeAid Evaluation Guidelines are still here. The site offers methodological bases, evaluation tools, documents, examples and a glossary. EuropeAid – Evaluation – Guidelines.
World Bank’s Blog ‘Development Impact’ has news, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation. http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/
Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation. News that another $72 million has been committed for a second stage of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has led to another round of critical discussion as
This website is for people involved in applied social research and evaluation. You’ll find lots of resources and links to other locations on the Web that deal in applied social research methods. via Social Research Methods.
theory-based approach to impact evaluation maps out the causal chain from inputs to outcomes and impact, and tests the underlying assumptions. Despite wide agreement that this approach will address the why question, it has not often been effectively used. Most studies make speculations as to the reasons for impact, or
This page lists FREE resources for program evaluation and social research methods. The focus is on “how-to” do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods. Most of these links are to resources that can be read over the web. A few, like the
Although billions of dollars have been invested on improving governance in developing countries in the past decade, few of the programmes that have received funding have been subjected to strong and rigorous impact evaluation. The aim of the paper is to answer three key questions: what are the features of
Learning how to learn: eight lessons for impact evaluations that make a difference – Resources – Overseas Development Institute (ODI). This Background Note outlines key lessons on impact evaluations, utilisation-focused evaluations and evidence-based policy. While methodological pluralism is seen as the key to effective impact evaluation in development, the emphasis
Mira – Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. IDB calls for proposals about impact assessment methodologies in Latin America and the Caribbean Deadline for submissions is June 13th. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is calling for proposals about “Measuring Institutional Impact on the Region of the Americas (MIRA).” The Bank will select
Publications – Wageningen UR – Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation. Recently published by the Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University & Research centre, Wageningen (The Netherlands), the guide is primarily for evaluators working in the international development sector. It is also useful for commissioner of evaluations, evaluation managers and
How can better models of change sharpen up our work on development? via Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’, has a new blog entry. It relates to our discussion about systems thinking in evaluation. What does complexity theory add to/subtract from
Digital Resources for Evaluators. Digital Resources for Evaluators A collection of online resources for evaluators, including Communities of Evaluators; Education and Training in Evaluation; Governments, Agencies, Foundations, Organizations; Companies and Consultants; Evaluation Texts and Documents; Instruments, Data, Surveys, Statistics, and Software; and Funding and Employment.