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What methods may be used in impact evaluations of humanitarian assistance?

Authors: Puri, J. et alii.
Publication date: 2014

This paper explores the methodological options and challenges associated with collecting and generating high-quality evidence needed to answer important questions on the impact of humanitarian assistance.

IPAL: Learning with Constituents. A guide to identifying, documenting and analyzing evidence of impact (planned or unplanned), and learning from this in dialogue with constituents.

Author: IPAL - Keystone
Publication date:

This guide is addressed to organizations that are seeking guidance on how to engage with their constituents in order to better monitor and evaluate their efforts, learn with and from their constituents and continuously make improvements in the way they work. It is also addressed to monitoring and evaluation consultants and facilitators.

The guide lays out ideas for activities and processes for organizations to engage and learn with their constituents. It provides guidelines for the time and resources required for each activity.

IPAL: Developing a theory of change. A guide to developing a theory of change as a framework for inclusive dialogue, learning and accountability for social impact.

Author: IPAL - Keystone
Publication date: 2009

This guide helps social purpose organizations to plan, monitor, evaluate and communicate their work in a way that makes practical sense of the complexity of social change processes and their measurement.

Guide to evaluating rural extension

Authors: Christoplos, I., Sandison, P. & Chipeta, S. (for GFRAS)
Publication date: 2012

The purpose of this guide is to support those involved in extension evaluation to choose how to conduct more comprehensive, rigorous, credible and useful evaluations. The Guide supports readers to understand different types of evaluation, to make decisions on what is most appropriate for their circumstances, and to access further sources of theoretical and practical information.

How Feedback Loops Can Improve Aid (and Maybe Governance)

Author: Whittle, D. (for the Center for Global Development)
Publication Date: 2013

If private markets can produce the iPhone, why can’t aid organizations create and implement development initiatives that are equally innovative and sought after by people around the world? The key difference is feedback loops. Well-functioning private markets excel at providing consumers with a constantly improving stream of high-quality products and services. Why? Because consumers give companies constant feedback on what they like and what they don’t.

The World Bank: Building Better Policies : The Nuts and Bolts of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

Author(s): Lopez-Acevedo, GKrause, PMackay, K (for The World Bank)

Publication date: 2012

The focus of this World Bank publication is on government M&E systems: what they comprise, how they are built and managed, and how they can be used to improve government performance. This book endeavors to expand the frontiers of issues that have been researched and analyzed.

ADB Knowledge Solutions series

To drive development forward and enhance its effects, the Asian Development Bank publishes the Knowledge Solutions series. It aims to build competencies in the areas of strategy development, management techniques, collaboration mechanisms, knowledge sharing and learning, and knowledge capture and storage.

A selection of publications related to evaluation can be found on this portal.

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InterAction Guidance Note 4: Use of impact evaluation results

Author(s): Bonbright, D. (for InterAction)

Publication Date: 2012 

This is the fourth guidance note related to impact evaluation developed by InterAction. This guidance note highlights three themes crucial for effective utilization of evaluation results. Themes one and two speak to the practical steps that enable use. The third theme considers the wider set of institutional incentives and rewards for using impact evaluation.