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Creating an Analysis Plan

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Publication date: 2013

The Creating an Analysis Plan training module is one of three modules that will provide you with the skills needed to analyze and interpret quantitative 1 noncommunicable disease (NCD) data. When you apply these quantitative analysis skills, you will turn data into information that can be used to make informed decisions on public health program and policy recommendations.

Retrospective ‘Outcome Harvesting’: Generating robust insights about a global voluntary environmental network

Authors: Kornelia Rassmann, Richard Smith, John Mauremootoo, Ricardo Wilson-Grau

Publication date: April 2013

Development interventions are increasingly implemented in the form of international, voluntary networks. However, such networks of institutional and/or individual members pose challenges for evaluation professionals. They are dynamic systems with complex organisational forms and have open, often loose and non-hierarchical membership structures. Furthermore, their diverse institutional mandates and fluctuating authorities and responsibilities flow from and around autonomous members. Thus, accountability for what has been achieved by whom is diffuse and participatory planning, implementation and monitoring, as well as evaluation is as necessary as it is difficult.

Outcome Harvesting

Authors: Ricardo Wilson-Grau and Heather Britt

Publication date: May 2012

Outcome Harvesting was developed by Ricardo Wilson-Grau with colleagues Barbara Klugman, Claudia Fontes, David Wilson-Sánchez, Fe Briones Garcia, Gabriela Sánchez, Goele Scheers, Heather Britt, Jennifer Vincent, Julie Lafreniere, Juliette Majot, Marcie Mersky, Martha Nuñez, Mary Jane Real, Natalia Ortiz, and Wolfgang Richert. Over the past 8 years, Outcome Harvesting and has been used to monitor and evaluate the achievements of hundreds of networks, non-governmental organizations, research centers, think tanks, and communitybased organizations around the world. This brief is intended to introduce the concepts and approach used in Outcome Harvesting to grant makers, managers, and evaluators, with the hope that it may inspire them to learn more about the method and apply it to appropriate contexts.

Knowledge management tools and techniques: helping you access the right knowledge at the right time

Authors: Marilyn Leask, Caren Lee, Tim Milner, Michael Norton and Dimple Rathod

Publication date: March 2008

Knowledge management (KM)is about building organisational intelligence by enabling people to improve the way they work in capturing, sharing, and using
knowledge. It involves using the ideas and experience of employees, customers and suppliers to improve the organisation’s performance. Building on what
works well leads to better practice, strategy and policy.

Lifting the lid on the household: A new way to measure individual deprivation

Authors: Scott Wisor, Joanne Crawford, Sharon Besselland Janet Hunt

Publication date: 23 April 2015

Most experts now agree that monetary poverty measurement should be complemented by multidimensional measurements. The individual, not the household, should be the unit of analysis. Poverty measurement should reflect the views and priorities of poor people. And in so far as possible, measurement should provide meaningful comparisons across contexts and over time. Enter the Individual Deprivation Measure.

Program evaluation and spillover effects

AuthorsAngelucci, M.; Di Maro, Vincenzo.

Published: 2015.

This paper is a practical guide for researchers and practitioners who want to understand spillover effects in program evaluation. The paper defines spillover effects and discusses why it is important to measure them.

Indicators. A working aid

Author: Hunter, J. (for GIZ)
Publication date: 2014

This document serves as a guide that aids in selecting and formulating indicators.

GIZ’s Results-Based Monitoring System Framework of reference.

Author: GIZ Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

This framework of reference sets out what we at GIZ mean when we talk about results-based monitoring. It describes the underlying concept of results-based monitoring and defines the criteria and principles.

The framework is designed to enhance the effectiveness of GIZ development measures by mainstreaming results-based monitoring in commission management.

It is aimed at all GIZ staff members, development advisors and integrated experts, and serves as information for partners, commissioning parties and clients.

The path: scaling up. The goal: broad impact. Corporate strategy evaluation on scaling up and broad impact.

Author: Vahlhaus, M. (for GIZ)
Publication date: 2014

This report of the GIZ Monitoring and Evaluation Unit discusses corporate strategy evaluation and focuses on how broad impact can be achieved through scaling up. Special attention is paid to GIZ' multilevel approach.