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Governance Promotion through Conflict Management in Iraq

Since early 2009, Mercy Corps has supported a nationwide network of 87 Iraqi leaders who are committed to promoting good governance and reconciliation through consensus-based negotiation. With funding from the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Mercy Corps established The Network...

Mercy Corps

Evaluation Reports

BEGINNER

Created 11/17/2011

Deliberative Democratic Evaluation Checklist

The purpose of this checklist is to guide evaluations from a deliberative democratic perspective. Such evaluation incorporates democratic processes within the evaluation to secure better conclusions. The aspiration is to construct valid conclusions where there are conflicting views. The approach extends impartiality by including relevant...

Ernest R. House and Kenneth R. Howe

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

A Checklist for Evaluating Large-Scale Assessment Programs

The authors of various evaluation models, (Alkin, 1969; Hammond, undated; Provus, 1969; Stake,1967; Stufflebeam, 1971) have not told us exactly what to do but have stimulated our thinking about what evaluation ought to include. The purpose of this paper is this more modest...

Lorrie A. Shepard

Tools and Templates

ADVANCED

Created 11/17/2011

Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework

In order to determine the preceding elements of the conflict dynamic, the Assessment Team should follow a series of analytical steps. First, the team should evaluate and outline key contextual issues of the conflict environment. Context does not cause conflict but describes...

United States Department of State

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

Institutionalizing Evaluation Checklist

This checklist provides 18 actionable points for institutionalizing evaluation in your organization.  Since evaluation systems are context dependent, take into account constituents’ needs, wants, and expectations plus other variables such as pertinent societal values, customs, and mores; relevant laws and statutes; economic dynamics; political...

Daniel L. Stufflebeam

How-to

BEGINNER

Created 11/17/2011

Using Direct Observation Techniques

Advantages and Limitations The main advantage of direct observation is that an event, institution, facility, orprocess can be studied in its natural setting, thereby providing a richer understandingof the subject. For example, an evaluation team that visits microenterprises is likely to better understand...

USAID

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

Conducting Key Informant Interviews

Advantages of key informant interviews include: • they provide information directly from knowledgeable people• they provide flexibility to explore new ideas and issues not anticipated during planning• they are inexpensive and simple to conduct Some disadvantages:• they are not appropriate if quantitative data are needed•...

USAID

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

Checklist for Building Organizational Evaluation Capacity

The purpose of this checklist is to provide a set of guidelines for organizational evaluation capacity building (ECB), i.e., for incorporating evaluation routinely into the life of an organization. The checklist, which was developed from case study data and an extensive literature review, can be...

Boris B. Volkov and Jean A. King

How-to

BEGINNER

Created 11/17/2011

Using Rapid Appraisal Methods

BENEFITS – WHEN TO USE RAPID APPRAISAL METHODSRapid appraisals are quick and can be done at relatively low cost. Rapid appraisal methods can help gather, analyze, and report relevant information for decision-makers within days or weeks. This is not possible with sample...

USAID

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011

Program Evaluations Models Metaevaluation Checklist

This checklist is for performing metaevaluations of program evaluation models.  It is organized according to the Joint Committee Program Evaluation Standards.  For each of the 30 standards the checklist includes 10 checkpoints drawn from the substance of the standard.  It is suggested that each...

Daniel L. Stufflebeam

Tools and Templates

ADVANCED

Created 11/17/2011

Program Evaluations Metaevaluation Checklist

This checklist is for performing final, summative metaevaluations.  It is organized according to the Joint Committee Program Evaluation Standards.  For each of the 30 standards the checklist includes 6 checkpoints drawn from the substance of the standard.  It is suggested that each standard be...

Daniel L. Stufflebeam

Tools and Templates

ADVANCED

Created 11/17/2011

Conducting Mixed-Method Evaluations

One way to prevent underutilization of findings is to write a statement of work that provides the evaluator sufficient time to analyze the data sets from each method employed, and hence to develop valid findings, explanations, and strong conclusions that a program...

USAID

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/17/2011