UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Data Collection & Analysis


Impact evaluations need to go beyond assessing the size of the effects (i.e., the average impact) to identify for whom and in what ways a programme or policy has been successful. This video provides an overview of the issues involved in choosing and using data collection and analysis methods for impact evaluations. 

A world that counts: mobilising the data revolution for sustainable development.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked an Independent Expert Advisory Group to make concrete recommendations on bringing about a data revolution in sustainable development. The group presents its recommendations during this public event.

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AEA Potent Presentations: Delivery

This Potent Presentations Initiative demonstration is on how to give goosebumps. You know – it’s that feeling you get when you realize you’ve been glued to the speaker since she opened her mouth and you’ve absorbed every moment of the talk. In this training session, we will discuss how to get and keep attention, how to engage an audience, and how to help them retain the content long after the presentation is over.

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AEA Potent Presentations: Design

What is good graphic design in evaluation reporting? Intention and good graphic design can support reader cognition, ultimately increasing the likelihood of evaluation use. To demonstrate the graphic design best practices, this session will feature real before-and-after evaluation reporting designs submitted by AEA members.

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AEA Potent Presentations: Message

Ever leave a conference session and feel like you didn’t have a single takeaway point? This 45-minute Potent Presentations Initiative session trained conference presenters in developing an organized plan for conveying evaluation materials. We described the architecture of a great presentation, in terms of how to structure the unfolding of a presentation to make it an educational event for the audience.

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IFAD Fail Faire: How to make failure a stepping stone to success

On 29 October 2013, IFAD organized an event that challenged the common thinking around failure – and raised awareness about how learning from failure is a key to success. The event benefitted from the insights and experience of renowned personalities such as: Tim Harford, Aleem Walji, Dave Snowden and Ashley Good.

Presentation Tim Harford

BMZ: Tools and Methods for Evaluating the Efficiency of Development Interventions

Author: Palenberg, M. (for BMZ Evaluation Division – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)

Publication Date: 2011

This report is part of a series of the BMZ Evaluation Working Papers. It is a research study, which investigates tools and methods for assessing aid efficiency. It explains concepts of efficiency and efficiency analysis and presents a catalogue of 15 methods that can be used to assess the efficiency of aid interventions. Several general observations and recommendations conclude the report.

The Art and Architecture of Writing Evaluation Reports

Prepared by: Centre of Excellence for Evaluation 
Publication Date: 2004 

Telling Our Story

Example of using a range of life and case stories to present the difference that the organisation is making in the lives of people.

POET User's Manual Participatory Organizational Evaluation Tool

Author: Beryl Levinger and Evan Bloom 
Publication Date: 2004 

PROSE (the methodology behind POET) stands for Participatory, Results-Oriented, Self-Evaluation, a new methodology for assessing and enhancing organizational capacities. PROSE is designed for use by service organizations, schools, and government units committed to dramatically improving their ability to promote significant, positive, and lasting change.