The Five Stages of External Evaluation
This document "External Evaluation - are we doing the right things? Are we doing things right?"has two sections: Part I explains the terminology and principles of evalaution and Part II provides a good understanding of the five stages of an external evaluation.
Once it has been decided that it is worth conducting an external evaluation and an agreement has been reached with partners to carry it out, those responsible for the evaluation must formulate Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the evaluation process and solicit the opinion of partners in this respect.