Evaluation requires careful preparation to ensure it will be of high quality, credible and useful. This chapter discusses the evaluability assessment, stakeholder analysis and engagement, development of the ToR, and selection of the evaluation consultant(s) and/or firm.
CHAPTER 4 Key resources
Tools for Chapter 4:
Key websites and documents
- United Nations Evaluation Group:
- Women’s empowerment framework
- World Bank compilation of gender analysis frameworks
- World Health Organization (WHO) ethical and safety recommendations for research
- Brisolara S, Seigart D, SenGupta S (eds), Feminist Evaluation and Research, New York: Guilford Publications.
- Coughlan AT, Preskill H, Catsambas TT, “An overview of appreciative inquiry in evaluation”, New Directions for Evaluation, Issue 100, 2003, pp. 5-22.
- Davies R, Dart J, ‘The most significant change (MSC) technique: A guide to its use’, United Kingdom and Australia, April 2005. Graham, A., Powell, M., Taylor, N., Anderson, D. & Fitzgerald, R. (2013).
- Ethical Research Involving Children. Florence: UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti.
- Fetterman DM, Wandersman A, Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice, New York: Guilford Publications, 2005.
- Patton MQ, Utilization-focused Evaluation, Sage Publications, 2008.