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Announcing the IDRC Program Managers' Guide to Evaluation and the GeneraTOR

greet_peersman's picture 27th September 2016 by greet_peersman

We’re excited to announce the launch of the BetterEvaluation and IDRC (International Development Research Centre) Program Managers’ Guide to Evaluation and GeneraTOR. We will be sharing it for the first time at the European Evaluation Society conference in Maastricht this week.  The Guide and the GeneraTOR are available in both English and French.

Current funding opportunities for research on evaluation

Patricia Rogers's picture 14th September 2016 by Patricia Rogers

As with any field of endeavour, evaluation practice needs to be informed by, and contribute to, theory and research.  However it can be difficult to find sources of funding and support for research into evaluation.

Here are two current funding opportunities to support research on evaluation, and some links to other resources and examples of research on evaluation.  

Do you have suggestions about others we should add?

BetterEvaluation FAQ: How do I choose a suitable theory of change?

Patricia Rogers's picture 22nd July 2016 by Patricia Rogers

We've been getting some great questions recently - so we're starting to share our answers through these blogs.  We'd welcome any additional suggestions for how to respond, or useful resources. Just add these to the comments box below.

I’m wanting to do an impact evaluation. What kinds of theories should I use for developing a theory of change?

Missing Link: Sustained and Emerging Impact Evaluation

Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz's picture 3rd May 2016 by Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz

This blog post by Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz of Valuing Voices discusses the need for post-project impact evaluations. An area that needs more attention, BetterEvaluation will be working with Valuing Voices over the next couple of months to expand the available information and resources for this type of evaluation.

Evaluations that make a difference: Stories from around the world

mmcguire's picture 11th April 2016 by mmcguire

What is the value of evaluation and can stories provide a good way of communicating evaluation findings? In this guest blog post, Martha McGuire introduces the project, 'Evaluations that make a difference', a collection of eight evaluation stories from around the world about the ways in which evaluations contributed to making an impact, from the perspectives of the users and beneficiaries who have been involved in the evaluations.

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