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Useful Websites

African Evaluation Association (AfrEA)

“AfrEA is a non-profit umbrella organisation of national monitoring and evaluation associations and networks operating in Africa, as well as a leading source of quality evaluation methodologies essential for individual evaluators in countries where bodies do not exist. Founded in 1999 with the main aim of building evaluation capacity in Africa, AfrEA focuses on sharing knowledge and sustaining evaluation communities as cornerstones for the continent’s development”. 

Website contents: National associations, areas of work, conferences, resources, discussions.

American Evaluation Association (AEA)

The AEA is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of programme evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. 

Website contents: publications, learning site, AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators, AEA annual meetings and other events, calls for papers, job bank, finding evaluators.


“An international collaboration to improve evaluation theory and practice by sharing information on evaluation options and approaches”. 

Website contents: The BetterEvaluation Rainbow Framework (manage, define, frame, describe, understand causes, synthesize, report & support use), approaches, themes.

CDI Gestion Orientée Vers l' Impact

Ce portail de connaissances concerne la Gestion Orientée vers l’Impact, avec un accent particulier sur la Planification, le Suivi et l’Evaluation Participatifs (PSEP). Il donne accès aux principales publications et ressources internet francophones sur ​​la planification, le suivi et l'évaluation. Le portail est géré par le Centre de l'Innovation et du Développement (CDI), de l'Université de Wageningen et Centre de Recherche (WUR).

Website contents: publications, tools & methods, blog, events, links

WCDI YouTube channel

This youtube channel presents videos from WCDI Wageningen UR. 

Website contents: keynote speeches from seminars, feedback from participants on CDI courses and seminars they attended.

CLA Tool Kit (Learning Lab, USAID)

Here you will find a growing set of curated tools, examples, and other resources to help you plan and implement key Program Cycle activities related to Collaborating, Learning and Adapting.

CLEAR: Regional Centres for Learning on Evaluation and Results

CLEAR is a global initiative aimed at strengthening developing countries’ capacities in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and performance management (PM) to support a focus on results and evidence-based decisionmaking. CLEAR is based in South-Africa.

Website contents: publications, courses, technical support, workshops, news

DM&E for peacebuilding

The Learning Portal for Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E) for Peacebuilding is a community of practice for DM&E peacebuilding professionals. It provides a transparent and collaborative space for the sharing of evaluation reports and data; methodologies and tools; best and emerging practices; DM&E events and opportunities.

Website contents: publications, methods & tools, events

Eldis: Monitoring & Evaluation Manuals

The Eldis website aims to “share the best in development policy, practice and research”. It provides editorially selected, freely downloadable, content from over 7,500 development organisations. Amongst other topics, the website presents an overview of resource  guides, statistics, and manuals.

Website contents: An overview of over 60 Monitoring & Evaluation manuals

Emery Evaluation: Excel as a tool for data analysis

“Excel’s a great tool for data analysis—if you know how to use it. Ann Emery created Excel for Evaluation to show beginner- and intermediate-level Excel users how to analyse their own data. Each video is 1-4 minutes long and uses examples from real evaluation projects”.

Website contents: Excel for evaluation tutorials

European Evaluation Society (EES)

ESS’ primary goal is to stimulate and promote theory, practice, and utilization of high quality evaluation especially, but not exclusively, within Europe. This goal is obtained by bringing together academics and practitioners from all over Europe and from different professional sectors, thus creating a forum where all participants can benefit from the co-operation and bridge building opportunities of the EES. The main vehicle for this knowledge exchange is the biennial conference. In addition, EES works to provide a platform to interact, discuss and network amongst evaluation professionals, through means such as web-based tools/ forums and ad-hoc events.

Website contents: Training & jobs, newsletter, resources, conferences, member area.

EVALCOMMUNITY - Scholarships

Scholarships for internatinal postgraduate students. For information on international scholarships, you may find it helpful to look at the links on this page. The scholarships are regrouped by geographic region, so you can easily search for the ones that will be relevant to you, based on your country of origin.

Evaluation and Communication in Practice

This site contains evaluation and research communication mentoring tools, articles and case studies. Our work is relevant to practitioners, to commissioners of evaluation & communication, and to scholars in both fields.

Evergreen Data Visualization

This website offers advise on data visualization by multidisciplinary data communication specialists. In the blog you can find practical tips and tricks on how to better use Excel and Powerpoint to effectively present your data. Very useful when presenting evaluation results.


FAOs new and revamped FAOSTAT'web site makes the world's most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition even more accessible for public use. The website offers free, open and easy access to time-series and cross-sectional data for 245 countries and territories starting from 1961.

From Poverty to Power. How active citizens and effective states can change the world

"This blog is written and maintained by Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of 'From Poverty to Power'. The blog is meant to be a conversation, a chance to compare notes on the ideas in the book and how they apply (or don’t) to future events and debates. It is a personal reflection by the author. It is intended to provoke debate and conversations about development, not as a comprehensive statement of Oxfam's agreed policies." 

Website contents: a conversational blog about development

Gender and Evaluation Community

The Gender and Evaluation community is part of the Engendering Policy through Evaluation project of the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) funded by IDRC and Ford Foundation. The project aims to strengthen understanding of gendered implications of policies and programmes and to enable formulation of more gender sensitive approaches to evaluation. We are interested both in the 'doing' of evaluations as well as reflecting on the practices of evaluation.

Website contents: blogs, discussions, sharing of documents, events photos and videos.


Journals about evaluation or research methods
List of journals with free to read articles. Most of the journals are about research methods, some are specifically about evaluation.


IndiKit was developed by the Czech relief and development organization People in Need (PIN). It aims to enable humanitarian and development workers to 1) use well-formulated indicators for measuring their interventions’ progress towards achieving the intended outputs, outcomes and impact; and 2) to correctly collect and analyse the data required for each indicator. IndiKit does not intend to cover an exhaustive list of indicators - its primary focus is on those indicators whose use requires more detailed guidance. PIN has done its best to ensure that this guidance is methodologically correct, useful and concise.


“With financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, InterAction developed a four-part series of guidance notes on impact evaluation, each of which is accompanied by two webinars related to the notes' contents. To access translated versions of the guidance notes, webinar recordings and presentation slides, please visit InterAction's page on this impact evaluation guidance note and wbinar series".

Website contents: Guidance notes and webinars on impact evaluation, 1. Introduction to IE, 2. Linking monitoring and evaluation to IE, 3. Introduction to mixed methods in IE, 4. Use of IE results.

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

“3ie funds impact evaluations and systematic reviews that generate high quality evidence on what works in development and why. Evidence on development effectiveness can inform polic and improve the lives of poor people”. 3ie has a dual role as funding agency and knowledge broker. 

Website contents: Evidence database (policy briefs, systematic reviews, impact evaluations), publications, funding, events, news, jobs.

International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE)

“IOCE is a loose alliance of regional and national evaluation organizations from around the world working in collaboration to build evaluation leadership and capacity in developing countries, foster the cross-fertilization of evaluation theory and practice around the world, address international challenges in evaluation, and to assist the evaluation of profession to take a more global approach to contributing to the identification solution of world problems”.

Website contents: evaluation associations around the world, news, events, resources.

Journals in the field of Evaluation

A list of journals in the field of evaluation from the European Evaluation Society website.

My M&E: EvalPartners

My M&E is a collaborative website, oriented towards non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Its focus is on developments in monitoring and evaluation methods that are relevant to development projects with social development objectives. Its content can be modified continuously by users, and is designed to be accessible by email. 

Website contents: events, new documents, editorial, information wanted, people wanted, book reviews, update service, M&E resources available online.


The hub is a collaborative “Open Data” platform for sharing digital content about development that aims to improve the supply and accessibility of content that supports evidence-informed policy making and practice by development actors. A key aspect of the hub’s design is to raise the profile of diverse perspectives on development, paying particular attention to research content from developing countries.

Website contents: resources

Open Sesame Blog: Top 100 online tools for learning

Online tools will help you find collaborators, stay organized, build community and get creative in the new year. The Open Sesame Blog has scoured the web for the top 100 tools available to help you do what you dream in 2013.

Website contents: online tools to get smarter, get organised, build personal networks, create compelling content, collaborate more, and other issues.

Outcome Harvesting

Outcome Harvesting is flowing into the mainstream of development and social change evaluation. Also, as it is used more and more, it is also being misused and abused. The website features resources and a discussion forum and is expected to serve and build a vibrant Outcome Harvesting community of practice.

Website contents: Definition of the concept of outcome harvesting, rescources and a discussion forum. - Understanding power for social change

A resource for understanding power relations in efforts to bring about social change. contains practical and conceptual materials to help us think about how to respond to power relations within organisations and in wider social and political spaces. 

Scott Chaplowe - M&E Resources

This webpage is devoted to various resources the website author Scott Chaplowe - an M&E professional - has found useful and recommends for M&E practice, learning, capacity building and development. 

Social Network Analysis software: A list

This page offers an extensive list of different types of software applicable for Social Network Analysis.

The Politics of Evidence Working Group

The Politics of Evidence Working Group is a coalition of scholars, scientists, activists, and NGOs concerned with the uses, abuses, possibilities and limits of evidence. Collectively they are committed to examining how evidence, scientific and otherwise, is marshaled in politics, policy making, and everyday life. 

Useful Tech for Monitoring & Evaluation

A list of tech that is out there to support an evaluation – data collection, analysis etc. The list was compiled by Matt Haikin – ICT4D practitioner, researcher and consultant, as a part of a World Bank evaluation guide, and later published as a living document online, regularly updated by the author.

Wageningen Portals

This page provides an overview of the other webportals from the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR. Here you will portals about Food Security and about Multi-Stakeholder Processes.