Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries, ADE, 2013

This evaluation was commissioned by the Evaluation Unit in the Directorate General Development and Cooperation on behalf of the European Commission. It assesses European Union support to private sector development (PSD) during the period 2004 – 2010, where a total of €2.4bn of funds was directly contracted by the Commission. It aims at providing an… Read More Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries, ADE, 2013

Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation #EvalYear

Governments, international partners and civil society need to know how policies and programs shape the lives of people today and in future generations. Given this, EvalPartners is facilitating a global dialogue among regional and national evaluation actors, evaluation offices of International Organizations, including UN agencies and the World Bank’s IEG, OECD/DAC and developing countries, private… Read More Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation #EvalYear

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid Eurodad Publication by Carlos Villota, September 2012 “Public and political pressure on budget allocations, coupled with the genuine need to make aid more effective to tackle the global poverty crisis, have resulted in a renewed focus on results. Several donors are promoting the use… Read More Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Research: What works for clients? | Imp-Act Consortium

The Imp-Act Consortium has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the “What works for clients?” research initiative, with the aim of finalising our research methodology and identifying a principal researcher and research team. Expressions of interest (EOIs) will be accepted until 1 October 2012. The Imp-Act “What works for clients?” initiative is about testing… Read More Research: What works for clients? | Imp-Act Consortium

Introduction to Mixed Methods in Impact Evaluation | Innovation Network

Mixed methods (MM) evaluations seek to integrate social science disciplines with predominantly quantitative (QUANT) and predominantly qualitative (QUAL) approaches to theory, data collection, data analysis and interpretation. The purpose is to strengthen the reliability of data, validity of the findings and recommendations, and to broaden and deepen our understanding of the processes through which program… Read More Introduction to Mixed Methods in Impact Evaluation | Innovation Network

If development is complex, is the results agenda bunk? | Owen abroad

This is the last of a series of three blog posts on Views from the Center looking at the implications of complexity theory for development. In this joint post, Owen Barder and Ben Ramalingam look at the implications of complexity for the trend towards results-based management in development cooperation. They argue that is a common… Read More If development is complex, is the results agenda bunk? | Owen abroad

Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in international development

Report commissioned by DFID evaluation division considers the current uses and definitions of ‘Theory of Change’ (ToC). It’s purpose is to suggest a more consistent approach for DFID in applying a concept which is gaining in reputation and use within the international development community. Based on information gathered from interviews with staff from 25 different… Read More Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in international development

Weitzenegger’s Evaluation Resources Library

Search 120+ Evaluation Websites here with this search engine powered by Google. No more endless link lists and online library forms! I stuffed all contents related to evaluation in this search engine and let Google do the work. You can access all relevant online content on M&E for international cooperation here within seconds. Try “evaluation”… Read More Weitzenegger’s Evaluation Resources Library

The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG

The Independent Evaluation Group’s evaluation, Assessing IFC’s Poverty Focus and Results, aimed to contribute to the enhancement of IFC’s poverty focus and its effectiveness for greater poverty impact. Findings from field studies included in the report illustrate that success, or lack thereof, is a result of the manner in which each project addressed the fulfillment… Read More The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG