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A Framework for Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) has established three Strategic Engagement Areas (SEAs) around which it has organized its work program. One of those SEAs is Sustained Service Delivery for the Poor. This paper on behavior change constitutes one of two methodology papers (the other being on service delivery) that establish a new lens through which to understand the World Bank’s portfolio in IEG evaluations.

Realist Evaluation: An Overview Report from an Expert Seminar with Dr. Gill Westhorp

Authors: Westhorp, G. et alii.
Publication date: 2011

This report summarises the discussions and presentations of the Expert Seminar ‘Realist Evaluation’, which took place in Wageningen on March 29, 2011. The Expert Seminar was organised by the Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation in collaboration with Learning by Design and Context, international cooperation.

A Guide for Developing a Logical Framework

Author: Centre for International Development and Training 

The Logical Framework is a tool to help strengthen project design, implementation and evaluation. This guide helps to develop and use a Logical Framework.

Guidance Note 3: Theory of Change approach to climate change adaptation programming

Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P. (for SEA Change CoP, UKCIP)
Publication date: 2014

This Guidance Note describes the Theory of Change approach and explains why it is a good fit for climate change adaptation programming. It highlights its differences with the more familiar logic model / logical framework (‘logframe’) approaches – and also shows how they can be used together.

Guidance Note 1: Twelve reasons why climate change adaptation M&E is challenging

Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P.
Publication date: 2013

The complexities inherent in climate change adaptation (CCA) programming call for a nuanced approach to M&E research. This is not, however, always being realised in practice. CCA poses a range of thorny challenges for evaluators.

Guidance Note 2: Selecting indicators for climate change adaptation programming

Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P. (for SEA Change CoP, UKCIP)
Publication date: 2014

Contributing to the debate on how to deal with the complexities of climate change adaptation (CCA) as evaluators, this second guidance note poses the question: how does one go about choosing appropriate indicators?

Evaluation Rubrics: How to Ensure Clear and Transparent Assessment That Respects Diverse Lines of Evidence

Authors: Oakden, J.
Publication date: 2013

Independent external evaluators generally have to work within a range of constraints. Often there is less than ideal availability of time, money, or data. This article presents an example of how a team of external evaluators worked around these constraints on an evaluation in the education sector.

A guide to project M&E - Managing for Impact

Authors: I. Guijt & J.Woodhill
Publication Date: 2000 

Collection of booklets focusing on project M&E and stakeholder engagement in M&E through understanding, learning and agreeing. Clear overview of background ideas and details on how to set up and implement an M&E system.

Tools for Development. A handbook for those engaged in development activity

Aurhor: DFID
Publication Date: 2002 

This book offers a variety of tools for situation analysis, stakeholder analysis, visioning, participation, planning, logical framework, monitoring & evaluation, risk management, negotiation, etc.