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Social and Organizational Capital Within a Learning Organization

It has been recognized that a market system cannot operate effectively on the basis of narrow self-interest. In fact, there would be opportunistic behaviors on different sides with severe consequences on the informational flows and all types of interaction. Therefore, without some...

Laura Gagliardone

Tools and Templates

INTERMEDIATE

Created 03/19/2012

NGO Network Analysis Handbook: how to measure and map linkages between NGOs

The goal of this handbook is to help NGO staff, and particularly, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) staff to move beyond using network as a metaphor and understand how to measure and map them. The handbook defines what a network analysis is and describes how...

Save the Children

How-to

Created 03/16/2012

The Youth Conflict & Tolerance Survey Tool (YCTS tool) Guidebook

This handbook is designed as a simple, step-by-step guide to effectively administering the Youth Conflict & Tolerance Survey (YCTS) Tool. It has been intentionally brief although the main tasks necessary to use the tool are discussed. The YCTS tool focuses on conflict...

Save the Children

How-to, Tools and Templates

Created 03/16/2012

Capacity, complexity and consulting: lessons from managing capacity development projects

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI)’s Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme has for almost a decade undertaken research on the role of knowledge in policy processes, which it has endeavoured to translate into practical advice.However, in the past few years, RAPID has increasingly taken...

Ajoy Datta, Louise Shaxson and Arnaldo Pellini

Analysis

INTERMEDIATE

Created 03/15/2012

Developmental Evaluation

“Evaluate processes, including asking evaluative questions and applying evaluation logic, to support program, product, staff and/or organizational development.  “The evaluator is part of a team whose members collaborate to conceptualize, design and test new approaches in a long-term, on-going process of continuous...

Ricardo Wilson-Grau

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INTERMEDIATE

Created 03/15/2012

Process Tracing: Introduction and Exercises

Process tracing is a fundamental tool of qualitative analysis, and improving the understanding and application of this tool is a central goal in the second edition of Rethinking Social Inquiry (RSI-2). Too often, process tracing is not adequately taught and it is not adequately...

David Collier

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BEGINNER

Created 03/15/2012

Beneficiary Assessment

The BA approach is not intended to supplant quantitative surveys and other traditional methods for data gathering. It seeks to complement these methods by providing reliable, qualitative, in-depth information on the sociocultural conditions and perceptions of the project’s target group. This information...

World Bank

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INTERMEDIATE

Created 03/15/2012

NZAID Guideline on Developing Terms of Reference for Reviews and Evaluations

TOR provide clear guidance on the roles, resources and responsibilities of the evaluation or review contract managers, evaluators or reviewers, and steering, management and/or advisory groups. TOR are part of a contract and can be used in disputes as a legally binding...

New Zealand International Aid and Development Agency

How-to, Tools and Templates

BEGINNER

Created 03/15/2012

How to Perform Evaluations: Model TOR

Checklist for Evaluation Title: Is the title for the evaluation short, descriptive and easily remembered? Has the project number been identified? Does it connect well with the program/project that is being evaluated? Can the evaluation be referred to by easily pronounceable acronym? Reasons for Evaluation...

Canadian International Development Agency

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BEGINNER

Created 03/15/2012

Theories of Change and Logic Models: Telling Them Apart

This PowerPoint by Heléne Clark - Director, ActKnowledge and Andrea A. Anderson - Research Associate, Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change, first defines, then differentiates between Theories of Change and Logic Models. This Powerpoint was first presented at the American Evaluation Association...

Helene Clark and Andrea A. Anderson

Tools and Templates

BEGINNER

Created 03/15/2012

Outcome mapping: A method for tracking behavioural changes in development programs

Outcome mapping provides tools that help a development program to think holistically and strategically about how it intends to achieve results. It encourages a team to introduce monitoring and evaluation at the planning stage and to link them to project implementation and management. It also links...

Terry Smutylo

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INTERMEDIATE

Created 03/15/2012

Logic Model Development Guide

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide, a companion publication to the Evaluation Handbook, focuses on the development and use of the program logic model.We have found the logic model and its processes facilitate thinking, planning, and communications about program objectives and actual accomplishments.Through...

W.K. Kellogg

How-to

BEGINNER

Created 03/15/2012