Improving Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) through Citizen-Led Monitoring


“We need to include the people affected by humanitarian crises and their communities in our decisions to be certain that the humanitarian response is relevant, timely, effective and efficient.”

This white paper examines methods to improve accountability to affected populations through citizenled monitoring.

Rapid Outcome Mapping Approach


For the past decade, the RAPID team at ODI has been working with a wide range of organisations in a wide range of contexts to understand how to foster sustainable policy change. The result is ROMA – the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach – which is the subject of this guide.

Embedding evaluation in national plans and policies to foster transformative development


Voluntary national reviews (VNRs) are an important tool, rolled out globally, for demonstrating how far countries are progressing toward realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); but VNRs represent just one approach to evaluation in the 2030 Agenda.

A Toolkit for Measuring Early Childhood Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to provide a resource for researchers, evaluators, and program personnel from various disciplines interested in assessing early childhood development (ECD) in low- and middle-income countries—either for planning and evaluating interventions, monitoring development over time, or conducting a situation analysis. The Toolkit is intended to help produce reliable, actionable data on child development.

Human rights impact assessment guidance and toolbox


The purpose of this Guidance and Toolbox is to provide those who are involved in conducting, commissioning, reviewing or monitoring Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA) of business projects and activities with guidance and practical tools; with the view to ensuring that such assessments apply a human rights-based approach and are consistent with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN Guiding Principles).

Integrating Gender in the Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs: A Toolkit


Gender expectations have a significant impact on a person’s health, by shaping behaviors and beliefs related to risk and vulnerability, and on health-seeking behavior.

The assessment of whether programs achieve intermediate and long-term objectives related to gender norms and health status requires gender-relevant information.

Institutional and organizational analysis and capacity strengthening


A Field Practitioner's Guide

The purpose of this Guide is to support institutional and organizational analysis and strengthening for design and implementation of programmes and projects. 

A framework of outcomes for young people


This Framework of Outcomes for Young People is designed to highlight the fundamental importance of social and emotional capabilities to the achievement of all other outcomes for all young people.

VFM Step by Step Guide


Value for Money Step-by-Step Guide: What is the cost of reaching each output and outcome of our project and are these costs justifiable?

Quasi-Experimental Design and Methods


This methodological brief gives a description of quasi-experimental design and methods and provides guidelins on when it is appropriate to use them. It also explores the use of these methods for constructing comparison groups and for data analysis.