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AEA Webinar: Evaluation Jitters Part One: Planning for an Evaluation - Alice Willard

This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation.One of the challenges with evaluations is that staff often think the work to prepare for an evaluation is completed with the basic scope of work. As a result, evaluators often arrive to conduct an evaluation and find that some basic data organization and prep work have not been done, adding stress, misunderstandings, and cost to the evaluation.

AEA Webinar: Monitoring & Evaluation Planning for Projects/Programs - Scott Chaplowe

This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. In this Coffee Break, Scott Chaplowe will provide concise guidance to develop and implement an M&E system for project planning, implementation, and evaluation. The webinar covers the key components of a M&E system that trace a logical train of thought from the project’s theory of change to the specific objectives needed for these changes, methods for measuring change, and protocols for collecting and analyzing data and information. 

DFID How to Note: Assessing the Strength of Evidence

The “Assessing the Strength of Evidence” How to Note aims to help all DFID staff appreciate better the strength of evidence they are using to inform their policy and programming choices.

Identifying and using high quality research studies isn’t straightforward. The note offers some rules of thumb, helping DFID staff to:

The World Bank: Impact Evaluation Toolkit

The World Bank Impact Evaluation Toolkit helps practitioners design and implement impact evaluations, with a focus on Results-Based Financing in maternal and child health programs. The Toolkit consists of 1) guidelines for best practices and 2) tools to implement guideline recommendations such as:

The World Bank: Impact Evaluation in Practice

Authors: Gerter, P.J. et alii. (for the World Bank)
Publication Date: 2011

The Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook  is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to impact evaluation for  policymakers and development practitioners. The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing evaluations.

The World Bank: Development Evaluation in Times of Turbulence : Dealing with Crises that Endanger Our Future

Authors: Rist, R.C. et alii. (for The World Bank)
Publication date: 2013

The papers in this World Bank volume are from the 2011 Global Assembly of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS). Nearly 350 development evaluators from eighty-five countries came together in Amman, Jordan to discuss and analyze the consequences of turbulence on evaluation. 

The World Bank: A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality -Theory and Practice : Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software

Authors: James, F. et alii. (for The World Bank)
Publication date: 2013

This World Bank publication is an introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality, as well as a user's guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank's ADePT software.

The World Bank: Building Better Policies : The Nuts and Bolts of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

Author(s): Lopez-Acevedo, GKrause, PMackay, K (for The World Bank)

Publication date: 2012

The focus of this World Bank publication is on government M&E systems: what they comprise, how they are built and managed, and how they can be used to improve government performance. This book endeavors to expand the frontiers of issues that have been researched and analyzed.

The Campbell Collaboration: Problem Formulation

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. These training videos guide viewers through the development of a research question for Campbell Review Protocols.  They also include an overview of other important issues to consider while formulating a comprehensive synthesis question.

The Campbell Collaboration: Literature Searching

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. This video provides an overview of the basics of literature searching using the Guide to Information Retrieval for Campbell Systematic Reviews.