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The Campbell Collaboration: Coding (data extraction)

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. These videos offer guidance on information extraction from primary studies while conducting a systematic review. They also examine different approaches to study quality coding and discuss common issues that arise during the coding phase of a systematic review.

The Campbell Collaboration: Effect Size Calculation and Basic Meta-Analysis

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. This training video provides an introduction to the basics of meta-analysis, as well as an introduction to the computation of the standardized mean difference, correlation and odds ratio effect size statistics.

The Campbell Collaboration: Calculating Effect Sizes

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. This training video offers an introduction to the computation of the standardized mean difference, correlation and odds ratio effect size statistics.

The Campbell Collaboration: Introduction to meta-analysis

The Campbell Collaboration published a series of training videos which provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements. This training video offers an introduction to the basics of meta-analysis.

Presented by Joshua R. Polanin, Campbell Methods Coordinating Group Managing Editor.

 

ALNAP: Evaluation of humanitarian action pilot guide

Authors: Buchanan-Smith, M. & Cosgrave, J. (for ALNAP)
Publication Date: 2013

As humanitarian evaluation practice becomes ever more vital in an increasingly diverse and complex system, this guide offers urgently needed support for evaluation specialists and non-specialists alike. Evaluation practice has evolved considerably, and much technical guidance already exists. Uniquely, however, this ALNAP pilot guide consolidates much of the current knowledge about every stage of a humanitarian evaluation: from initial decision to final dissemination.

The guide format is a user-friendly and accessible interactive PDF. It contains real-life examples, practical tips, definitions and step-by-step advice on specific elements of evaluations at different stages of the process.

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.

CDI-IDS: Implementing Development Evaluations under Severe Resource Constraints

Author: Longhurst, R. (for the Centre for Development Impact)

Publication date: 2013

Most agency evaluations are very short both on resources and in duration, with no proper opportunity to assess impact in a valid manner. 

CRS Guidance on Monitoring and Evaluation

Authors: Hagens, C. et alii. (for Catholic Relief Services)

Publication date: 2013

This handbook by the Catholic Relief Services provides guidance for designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system. The standards in the handbook provide practical quality-control considerations for individual components of an M&E system.

The World Bank Handbook on Economic Analysis of Investment Operations

Authors: Belli, P. et alii. (for the Operational Core Services Network Learning and Leadership Center of The World Bank)

Publication date: 1998

The goals of this Handbook by The World Bank are (a) to provide staff with analytical tools that are solidly grounded in economic theory, yet practical and simple to use, and (b) to make the approach to the economic evaluation of projects more transparent. 

InterAction Guidance Note 4 Webinar 2: Impact Evaluation Utilization at Oxfam GB and the Millennium Challenge Corporation

InterAction developed a four-part series of guidance notes and webinars on impact evaluation. The purpose of the series is to build the capacity of NGOs (and others) to demonstrate effectiveness by increasing their understanding of and ability to conduct high quality impact evaluation.

Each guidance note is accompanied by two webinars. In the first webinar, the authors present an overview of their note. In the second webinar, two organizations -present on their experiences with different aspects of impact evaluation.