Making Evaluations Matter: A Practical Guide for Evaluators

Author(s):  Cecile Kusters with Simone van Vugt, Seerp Wigboldus, Bob Williams and Jim Woodhill

Publication Date:  2011

This guide attempts to provide an overall framework with guiding principles for conducting an evaluation. The guide draws heavily on the experiences of the Centre for Development Innovation

UNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation

The 2016 Norms and Standards document is intended for application to all United Nations evaluations. It is hoped that this may also provide a useful framework for the global evaluation community as a whole.

Limited Access Humanitarian Programming: Operational guidance for managing programme quality

Humanitarian programmes are increasingly carried out in locations where access is limited for humanitarian workers. Insecurity, the heightened risk of aid diversion, weakened relationships with affected communities and the risk of accidentally doing harm are challenging the humanitarian sector to adapt approaches and tools in order to deliver accountable, good-quality programmes despite the constraints.

Oxfam Inequality Guide

This guide is about inequality in all its forms. It contains practical advice on how to find and use reliable data on inequality in advocacy and campaigning.

Responsible Data Management training pack

A stimulating, adaptable training pack for humanitarian organizations on managing programme data.

The Alignment, Interest and Influence Matrix

The Alignment, Interest and Influence Matrix (AIIM) is a tool that not only helps to identify the main stakeholders, but also suggests a possible course of action towards them. The tool was developed as part of the RAPID outcome mapping approach. This approach helps to develop strategies that involve a number of intervention types. At the core of the approach is the identification of the intervention's audience.  

Net-Map Toolbox

Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes.

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Stakeholder Analysis Matrix Template

This template can be used to identify the stakeholders for a project, including their level of influence, which issues are important to them and how they will be engaged.

Stakeholder power analysis

Stakeholders are the people who matter to a system. Stakeholder power analysis is a tool which helps understanding of how people affect policies and institutions, and how policies and institutions affect people. It is particularly useful in identifying the winners and losers and in highlighting the challenges that need to be faced to change behaviour, develop capabilities and tackle inequalities.

Social Network Analysis: An Introduction

This short article gives an introduction to Social network analysis [SNA].

SNA is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations, computers, URLs, and other connected information/knowledge entities.