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Patterns of progress on the MDGs and implications for target setting post-2015

Authors: Rodriguez Tacheuki, L., Samman, E. with Steer, L.
Publication date: 2015

To examine the true patterns of progress on the MDGs, this paper explores seven indicators – one representing each of the first seven MDGs. For all indicators but extreme poverty, we find that typically, progress is easiest to attain for countries that are relatively deprived (or further from the target), though there are important differences between indicators.

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. 

Guidelines on designing a gender-sensitive results-based monitoring system

Authors: Vahlhaus, M. & Prey, J. (for GIZ)
Publication date: 2014

These practical guidelines are intended to help all those who work on results-based monitoring (RBM). Its focus is on the specific challenges of integrating the topic of gender equality. Consequently, these guidelines are complementary to GIZ’s guidelines on designing and using results-based monitoring systems (RBM-systems).

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.

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.

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Building Blocks of Impact Evaluation

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Impact evaluation provides information about the impacts produced by an intervention. It can be undertaken of a programme or a policy, or upstream work – such as capacity building, policy advocacy and support for an enabling environment. This goes beyond looking only at goals and objectives to also examine unintended impacts.

This video summarizes the different elements of impact evaluation and options for planning and managing its various stages.

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Data Collection & Analysis

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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.