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The web of institutionalisation: Assessing Uptake of ToC Thinking in Hivos

This document introduces and elaborates on the notion of the 'web' of institutionalisation by Levy (1996) as part of the internal assessment by Hivos of the institutionalisation of Theory of Change thinking. It zooms in on the core elements, presented by Levy as the citizen's, policy, organizational and delivery sphere and lists guiding questions for each sphere, specifically formulated for Hivos' internal assessment.

The need for institutional change in capacity development of tertiary agricultural education

Authors: Mundie Salm, Gerard Baltissen, Richard Hawkins, Jifke Sol, Ruud Ludemann, Anouka van Eerdewijk, Mariana Wongtschowski, Driek Enserink and Marlene Roefs.

Publication date: October 2014

Workshop Report: Framing Ethics in Impact Evaluation: Where Are We? Which Route Should We Take?

Authors: Barnett, C. & Munslow, T.
Publication date:
2014

The workshop set out to explore the landscape of ethical practice as it currently exists, with a particular focus on the concerns of practitioners presently involved in implementing impact evaluations. The workshop focused especially on exploring the potential for a broader ethics model, where ethical values and principles inform every part of the evaluation process – both within the evaluation itself, as well as in relation to society.

Real-time Evaluations of Humanitarian Action - An ALNAP Guide

Authors: Cosgrave, J., Ramalingam, B. and Beck, T.
Publication date: 2009

This pilot guide is intended to help evaluation managers to commission and oversee, and team leaders to conduct, real-time evaluations (RTEs) of humanitarian operational responses. Drawing on a synthesis of existing good practices, it sets out a flexible approach that can be adapted to a variety of contexts.

CDI Conference Report 2014: Improving the use of monitoring & evaluation processes and findings

Author(s)/Organisation: Visser, I; Kusters, C.S.L; Guijt, I; Roefs, M; Buizer, N. 
Date: July 2014

This report summarises the outline and outputs of the conference ‘Improving the Use of Monitoring & Evaluation Processes and Findings’, which took place on March 20-21, 2014.

Monitoring & evaluation for climate change adaptation and resilience: A synthesis of tools, frameworks and approaches - 2nd edition

Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P.
Publication date: 2014

The second edition of this report comes at a critical moment. Climate change threatens to reverse progress towards sustainable development and threatens lives and livelihoods around the globe. Climate change adaptation interventions need to be embedded in an analysis of a threat unprecedented in human history, but deliver change at the household level as well.

The web of institutionalisation: Assessing Uptake of ToC Thinking in Hivos

This document introduces and elaborates on the notion of the 'web' of institutionalisation by Levy (1996) as part of the internal assessment by Hivos of the institutionalisation of Theory of Change thinking. It zooms in on the core elements, presented by Levy as the citizen's, policy, organizational and delivery sphere and lists guiding questions for each sphere, specifically formulated for Hivos' internal assessment.

BetterEvaluation: Two Sides of the Evaluation Coin

Authors: Cranston, P.; Beynon, P.; Rowley, J.

Publication date: 2013

This publication by BetterEvaluation aims to present a honest narrative co-constructed by the commissioner and the contractor concerning one evaluation experience. Together they reflect how the value of the overall process and final products could have been increased. Doing so, two often experienced and seldom discussed lessons related to communication and the inception phase stand out.

CARE Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection & Learning (PMERL) for Community-based Adaptation: A Manual for Local Practitioners.

CARE developed this manual to support adaptive decision-making in vulnerable communities. It is intended to be an open-source methodology that can be used for and by vulnerable communities–supported by planners, practitioners and policymakers across the field–to inform their climate adaptation planning and implementation.

The PMERL framework presents a participatory methodology for developing and monitoring against CBA indicators.

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.