The CARE International Advocacy Handbook


Advocacy is integral to delivering CARE’s vision. This manual is a toolkit of approaches, techniques and additional resources to help CARE staff think about how to integrate advocacy into their work.

Guidelines for Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development


Innovation Platforms are fast becoming part of the mantra of agricultural research for development projects and programmes. Their basic tenet is that stakeholders depend on one another to achieve agricultural development outcomes, and hence need a space where they can learn, negotiate, and coordinate to overcome challenges and capture opportunities through a facilitated innovation process. This important publication provides a critical analysis of Innovation Platforms, their defining features, key functions, and what they can and – as importantly – cannot do.

Engagement and partnerships for the better world we want


This is an exacutive summary of the Third EvalPartners Global Forum. The forum was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, on April 26-28, 2017. The Forum theme was “Transforming our world through evaluation: engagement and partnership for the better world we want”. The Forum brought together 153 participants from 51 countries.

Making M&E Systems Work: A Capacity Development Toolkit

Every development program needs the information to answer two vital questions: “What would constitute success in addressing this problem?” and “How will we know success when we achieve it”? The answers to these questions will help everyone understand which programs are working, which are not, which
can be scaled up, and which should be phased out.

A meta-analysis of UN Women evaluations in 2016


UN Women continuously seeks ways to accelerate its development results through improved programming and organizational effectiveness. To further facilitate the review of evaluative evidence and transform it into accessible knowledge, the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office annually produces a meta-analysis report.

Global innovations in measurement and evaluation


"We seek to inform and inspire—to help charities think a little bigger, aim a little higher with their measurement and evaluation."

This report highlights the developments that the authors think have the greatest potential to improve evaluation and programme design, and the careful collection and use of data. They want to celebrate what is possible, and encourage wider application of these ideas.

Towards improved use of monitoring data


This study draws on lessons from Partos member organisations to identify factors that constrain the use of monitoring data by NGO's and look for ways to address these factors.

A Framework for Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations


The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) has established three Strategic Engagement Areas (SEAs) around which it has organized its work program. One of those SEAs is Sustained Service Delivery for the Poor. This paper on behavior change constitutes one of two methodology papers (the other being on service delivery) that establish a new lens through which to understand the World Bank’s portfolio in IEG evaluations.

People First Impact Method: Facilitator’s Toolkit


This toolkit is a facilitator’s guide to enable participants to confidently facilitate P-FIM exercises independently. 

P-FIM adds significant value to agencies that endeavour to engage communities fully in their own development. It is complementary to existing participatory approaches and shares common conceptual origins. It is primarily a methodology for assessing and evaluating impact.

UNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation


The 2016 Norms and Standards document is intended for application to all United Nations evaluations. It is hoped that this may also provide a useful framework for the global evaluation community as a whole.