Qualitative Chart Chooser

Visualizing qualitative data is difficult but definitely worth it. In her blog Stephanie Evergreen, together with associate Jennifer Lyons, have made several handy Qualitative Chart Choosers in an attempt to organize different ways to show qualitative data. 

Lifting the lid on the household: A new way to measure individual deprivation

Authors: Scott Wisor, Joanne Crawford, Sharon Besselland Janet Hunt

Publication date: 23 April 2015

Most experts now agree that monetary poverty measurement should be complemented by multidimensional measurements. The individual, not the household, should be the unit of analysis. Poverty measurement should reflect the views and priorities of poor people. And in so far as possible, measurement should provide meaningful comparisons across contexts and over time. Enter the Individual Deprivation Measure.

Six Thinking Hats. Looking at a Decision From All Points of View

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Six Thinking Hats' is an important and powerful technique. It is used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives. This forces you to move outside your habitual thinking style, and helps you to get a more rounded view of a situation.

Tips for writing Impact Evaluation Grant Proposals

Author: McKenzie, D.
Publication date: 2012

Based on his experience reviewing impact evaluation grant proposals, the author shares nine tips in this blog post to write successful proposals. 

Twelve tips for selling randomised controlled trials to reluctant policymakers and programme managers

Author: White, H.
Publication date: 2014

As a sequel to his blog post about the potential pitfalls with randomised controlled trials (RCTs), the author shares twelve tips for selling RCTs to reluctant policymakers and programme managers.

The World Bank: Impact Evaluation Toolkit

The World Bank Impact Evaluation Toolkit helps practitioners design and implement impact evaluations, with a focus on Results-Based Financing in maternal and child health programs. The Toolkit consists of 1) guidelines for best practices and 2) tools to implement guideline recommendations such as:

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The Programme Manager's Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit.

Monitoring HIV/AIDS Programs

Must-visit website for those working in the field of HIV/AIDS intervention. "This training resource is designed to build skills for conducting quality monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities. The course is anchored by three core modules: Introduction to M&E; Collecting, Analyzing and Using Monitoring Data; and Developing an M&E Work Plan.

AusGuide - A Guide to Program Management

A range of downloadable documents on every step of a project. AusGuide provides guidance on preparing and implementing program strategies and initiatives. It supports the management of AusAID development programs and Australian Government initiatives delivered under those programs.