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close this book A basic guide to evaluation for development workers
View the document Acknowledgements
close this folder 1 Introduction
View the document 1.1 Situations which might involve evaluation
View the document 1.2 Questions about evaluation
View the document 1.3 The aim of the guide, and what it covers
close this folder 2 Putting evaluation in context
View the document 2.1 Evaluation in the project cycle
View the document 2.2 Appraisal, monitoring and evaluation
close this folder 2.3 The relationship between appraisal, monitoring and evaluation
View the document 2.3.1 Appraisal
View the document 2.3.2 Monitoring
View the document 2.3.3 Evaluation
View the document 2.3.4 Appraisal, monitoring and evaluation in the project cycle
View the document 2.4 The stakeholders in development action
close this folder 3 Traditional and alternative models of evaluation
View the document 3.1 Traditional evaluation
View the document 3.2 Reassessment of evaluation: the challenge for NGOs
View the document 3.3 Ideas about development and the role of evaluation
View the document 3.4 Alternative approaches to evaluation
View the document 3.5 Power and control
close this folder 4 The purpose and use of evaluation
View the document 4.1 Reasons for evaluation
View the document 4.2 Judging success and failure
View the document 4.3 Measuring quantity and quality
View the document 4.4 What evaluation can do
View the document 4.5 What evaluation can not and should not be used for
close this folder 5 Putting evaluation into practice
View the document 5.1 Developing evaluable projects and programmes
View the document 5.2 The key questions
close this folder 5.3 Why and for whom is an evaluation to be done?
View the document 5.3.1 Why is She evaluation being done?
View the document 5.3.2 Who wants the evaluation ?
close this folder 5.4 When should the evaluation take place?
View the document 5.4.1 When, in the life of a project, should evaluation take place?
View the document 5.4.2 Other times when evaluations take place
View the document 5.4.3 Other important factors relating to timing
close this folder 5.5 What is the scope and focus of the evaluation?
View the document 5.5.1 The focus of an evaluation
View the document 5.5.2 What is the role of the funder in an evaluation?
View the document 5.5.4 Who chooses the criteria?
View the document 5.5.5 What indicators should be used?
View the document 5.5.6 When should indicators be chosen and who should choose them?
close this folder 5.6 Who will manage the evaluation and who will carry it out?
View the document 5.6.1 What skills are needed within the evaluation team?
View the document 5.6.2 Who can do the evaluation?
View the document 5.6.3 Participatory evaluation
View the document 5.6.4 User evaluation
close this folder 5.7 How will the evaluation be done?
View the document 5.7.1 What information will be needed?
close this folder 5.8 How much will the evaluation cost, and what resources are needed?
View the document 5.8.1 Budgeting for evaluation
View the document 5.8.2 Matching scope to resources
close this folder 5.9 Reporting back and follow up: how to make sure evaluation information is used
View the document 5.9.1 The uses of evaluation results
View the document 5.9.2 How will findings be presented?
View the document 5.9.3 Follow up
View the document 5.9.4 Who owns evaluation and evaluation results?
close this folder 6 Some practical considerations when planning an evaluation
View the document 6.1 Stages in evaluation
View the document 6.2 How to make sure an evaluation will be successful
close this folder 6.3 Planning and managing an evaluation
View the document 6.3.1 Drawing up the terms of reference (TOR)
View the document 6.3.2 Contents of the TOR
View the document 6.3.3 Confidentiality
View the document 6.3.4 Recruitment and selection of evaluators
View the document 6.3.5 Essential documentation
View the document 6.3.6 Orientation and beefing
View the document 6.3.7 Resources and logistical arrangements
View the document 6.4 Field work
View the document 6.5 Management and supervision of the exercise
View the document 6.6 Arranging meetings
View the document 6.7 Analysis
View the document 6.8 Conclusions and recommendations
close this folder 6.9 Writing the final report
View the document 6.9.1 The contents of the report
close this folder 7 Using evaluation: feedback and follow-up
View the document 7.1 Initial feedback
View the document 7.2 Follow-up
View the document 7.3 Dissemination
View the document 7.4 Institutional learning
View the document 7.5 Barriers to learning and change
View the document Appendix 1 Checklist of questions
View the document Appendix 2 Developing an evaluation plan
View the document Appendix 3 Tasks for the team leader
View the document Appendix 4 Suggestions for content of an evaluation report
View the document Appendix 5 Advantages and disadvantages of external and internal evaluators
View the document References and further reading
View the document Oxfam Books

A basic guide to evaluation for development workers

Frances Rubin

Oxfam

UK & Ireland

© Oxfam 1995

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN 0 85598 275 6

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