A Basic Guide to Evaluation for Development Workers
This book will help groups to plan for and carry out evaluations as an integral part of development activities. Easy-to-follow, it focuses on the principles underlying evaluation and deals clearly and simply with the issues to be considered at the planning stage. It then examines the steps involved in carrying out different types of evaluation, for specific purposes. The importance of involving local people in evaluations is emphasised throughout.
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Page 60 - Products: the products required from the evaluation exercise, (eg report, workshop), who is responsible for producing them, who will present them, who the reports are for. The length, format and language of the main report and executive summary should be indicated.
Page 27 - Evaluation can increase accountability: • to donors: to meet their demands that resources are being used effectively, efficiently and for agreed objectives; • to the men and women in whose name these organisations are working.
Page 65 - ... reconstitute the budget committees as committees on national priorities comprised of the chairman and ranking members of the combined authorizing and appropriating committees and the tax committees and other folks that are appointed for regional balance and partisan balance and what have you. But put in the hands of the people who are going to have to implement the budget the responsibility for formulating the budget and again hopefully you would have some continuity throughout the process. In...
Page 30 - When: the timing of the evaluation; at what point in the life of the project or programme will it take place?
Page 17 - Although monitoring and evaluation are different processes, there are times when they merge.
Page 85 - Gender, development and training: raising awareness in the planning process', in Development in Practice, vol 1, no 3 1991, Oxfam Marsden, D.
Page 39 - Progress: is the project achieving the original objectives, or have these changed?