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. 

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 

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.

Monitoring And Evaluation Aspects Of Capacity Ans Capacity Development

Author: David Watson 
Publication Date: 2005

ECDPM Study on Evaluation Aspects of Capacity and Capacity Development. This paper has been drawn up in preparation of one of several Theme Papers being produced under the auspices of the above study programme.

Hanbook Of Democracy And Governance Program Indicators

Author: Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support, and Research 
Publication Date: 1998 

This handbook was developed to enhance the ability of strategic objective teams - those USAID officers and their partners responsible for program management - to monitor progress in achieving planned results and use performance information to guide program implementation.