| Catalogue of training and information tools on community participation in human settlements |
WRITTEN BY: JIM RUGH
PRODUCED BY: WORLD NEIGHBORS DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONS, OKLAHOMA CITY, USA, 1987.
AVAILABLE FROM: WORLD NEIGHBORS DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONS, 5116 NORTH PORTLAND AVENUE, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73112, USA.
COST: $US 5 (PRICE INCLUDES SURFACE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE, AIRMAIL IS EXTRA).
NUMBER OF PAGES: 42
This manual is designed to provide community development workers with guidelines on how to evaluate their own programmes in an effective way. It offers tools whereby development workers can assess the degree to which their programmes are meeting planned objectives. This information, in turn, provides them with the basis for sound decisions on future developments in their programmes.
The manual consists of eight chapters which examine the essential ingredients of an evaluation process; why evaluate, evaluation for whom, evaluation by whom, levels of evaluation, when to evaluate, what to evaluate, how to evaluate, and communicating the findings/making decisions.
The manual is clearly written and uses a minimum of 'development jargon'. It gives concrete suggestions and observations which are illustrated by examples from the field. Part of the information is specific to different kinds of programmes (health, nutrition, agriculture etc.). Other suggestions have a broad application and can be applied to any development programme. The manual is supplemented by drawings, tables and photographs. The appendices include two case studies on participatory evaluation, examples of record-keeping forms and a questionnaire. A list of readings is also provided for further study.
This manual would be beneficial to programme administrators, technicians and local programme staff.