Making Evaluations Matter: A Practical Guide for Evaluators
Cecile Kusters, Simone van Vugt, Seerp Wigboldus, Bob Williams and Jim Woodhill/Center for Development Innovation
How-to, Tools and Templates
Too often evaluations are shelved, with very little being done to bring about change within organizations that requested the evaluation in the first place. This guide will explain how you can make your evaluations more useful. It will help you to better understand some conceptual issues and appreciate how evaluations can contribute to changing mindsets and empowering stakeholders. On a practical level, the guide presents core guiding principles and pointers on how to design and facilitate evaluations that matter. Furthermore, it shows how you can get your primary intended users and other key stakeholders to contribute effectively to the evaluation process.