Evaluation Glossaries

We would like to bring to your attention two evaluation glossaries:

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Evaluation and Communication in Practice

Designing evaluation and communication strategies together creates a learning space that enables projects to be clear on their goals and strategies, and to adjust them. This finding is the outcome of five years of action-research by the DECI-2 project. The DECI-2 Team is launching their revamped website.

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The future of development evaluation in the age of big data

In this article Michael Bamberger, an Independent Evaluation Consultant who has been involved in development evaluation for 50 years, explores the future of development evaluation in the increasingly quantified world we live in. 

There are multiple sources of data that can be generated and analyzed in real-time. They can be synthesized to capture complex interactions among data streams and to identify previously unsuspected linkages among seemingly unrelated factors.

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The Gender at Work Framework

Gender at Work has a holistic approach to social change. It links organizational change, changes in the “rules of the game”, and gender equality. This is based on an analysis of the role of social institutions or rules—both formal and informal—in maintaining and reproducing women's unequal position in society.

Powercube - Understanding power for social change

Powercube is a resource for understanding power relations in efforts to bring about social change. contains practical and conceptual materials to help us think about how to respond to power relations within organisations and in wider social and political spaces.

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Software for Developing and Visualising Theories of Change

M&E expert and blogger Ann-Murray Brown has compiled a list of different software for developing and visualising theories of change. This list is a result of an online discussion on the topic.

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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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The Global Social Change Research Project's website offers a collection of free statistics books, guides and links to other sites providing similar lists. 

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Evaluation Glossary

The Evaluation Glossary App was developed by Kylie Hutchinson of Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. It combines over 600 terms related to evaluation, program planning, and research derived from various sources.

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.