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A meta-analysis of UN Women evaluations in 2016

UN Women continuously seeks ways to accelerate its development results through improved programming and organizational effectiveness. To further facilitate the review of evaluative evidence and transform it into accessible knowledge, the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office annually produces a meta-analysis report.

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a groundbreaking tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector, has celebrated its second anniversary. The WEAI measures the empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector in an effort to identify ways to overcome those obstacles and constraints.

Examining the relationship between community participation and program outcomes in a metaevaluation

Authors: Nkwake, A.M. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, Vol 9 (20)

The salience of stakeholder participation in community development is not disputed. However, there is a paucity of evidence that clearly links participation with program outcomes. By means of a metaevaluation, the authors examined the link between participation and program outcomes.

Utilization Focused Evaluation: A primer for evaluators

Authors: Ramirez, R. & Brodhead, D.
Publication date: 2013

Utilization Focused Evaluation (UFE) facilitates a learning process in which people in the real world apply evaluation findings and experiences to their work. The focus is on intended users. It is a guiding framework, rather than a methodology. This primer is for practitioner evaluators and project implementers who have heard of UFE and are keen to test-drive the approach.

Influential Evaluations - Evaluations that improved performance and impacts of development programs

Author: The World Bank 
Publication Date: 2004 

"OED study presents examples of 8 evaluations that had a significant impact. For many of them, it has been possible to compare their costs with the benefits which they provided, and to show that the evaluation was a highly cost-effective management tool."

Influential Evaluations: Detailed case studies

Author: The World Bank 
Publication Date: 2005 

Companion volume to "Influential Evaluations: Evaluations that Improved Performance and Impacts of Development Programs". Discusses 8 case studies in depth. It presents key lessons about how to design evaluations which are influential.

What is success? Measuring and evaluating the impact of social justice advocacy and citizen organizing strategies

One of the crucial ways of deepening our understanding of efforts to advance rights, equality and justice is by evaluating our strategies. A relatively new area of thinking and practice, evaluating advocacy and organizing involves defining what we are measuring and how to measure it. We look at evaluation as the flipside of planning by pushing ourselves to define what is success and how we measure it, we sharpen the link between our strategies and our vision

AEA Professional Development Session: Impact evaluations when time and money are limited

Author: Michael Bamberger
Publication Date: November 2002

Lessons from International Development on the Design of rapid and economical, but methodologically sound, impact evaluations.