Evaluation Handbook

 

Evaluation Handbook

The Evaluation Handbook guides Project Managers in their process of managing evaluations.

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Table of Contents
Acronyms
Foreword
Introduction
Chapter I: Defining Core Concepts
Chapter II: Planning an Evaluation at the Design Stage
Chapter III: Managing an Independent Project Evaluation
Chapter IV: Undertaking an In-depth Evaluation
Chapter V: Undertaking a Participatory Self-Evaluation
Chapter VI: Using the Evaluation
Annexes
Annex I: Evaluation Glossary
Annex II: UNEG Norms
Annex III: UNEG Standards
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Chapter I: Defining Core Concepts
Chapter II: Planning an Evaluation at the Design Stage
Chapter III: Managing an Independent Project Evaluation
Chapter IV: Undertaking an In-depth Evaluation
Chapter V: Undertaking a Participatory Self-Evaluation
Chapter VI: Using the Evaluation
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Table of Contents        

Chapter I: Defining Core Concepts

     

A. Evaluation and related Concepts

B. Uses of Evaluation

C. Types of Evaluation Part I

C. Types of Evaluation Part II

D. Evaluation Criteria

E. Evaluation Stakeholders

 

Chapter Tools:

Evaluation Criteria by Type of Evaluation

Guidelines for Cluster Evaluations

Evaluation Criteria Definitions and Sample Questions

Mainstreaming Human Rights and Gender Equality

In-depth Evaluation Approach Paper

     

Chapter II: Planning an Evaluation at the Design Stage

     

A. Project/Programme Document

B. Evaluation Plans

C. Purpose of Evaluation

D. Scope of Evaluation

E. Evaluation Budget

F. Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter Tools:

Evaluation Plan Template

Evaluation Quality Criteria Checklist Design of Projects and Country, Regional and Thematic Programmes

Evaluability Assessment Template

Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities in Independent Project Evaluations

Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities in In-depth Evaluations

     

Chapter III: Managing an Independent Project Evaluation

     

A. Schedule an Evaluation

B. Background Documentation Collection

C. Evaluation Terms of Reference (ToR)

D. Evaluation Team

E. Recruitment

F. Logistics


Chapter Tools:

Guidelines for Evaluation ToR

Template for Evaluation ToR

Guidelines for Selection of Evaluators

Evaluation Consultants Declaration of Interest

     

Chapter IV: Undertaking an In-depth Evaluation

     

A. Desk Review

B. Evaluation Team Briefing

C. Inception Report

D. Field Mission

E. Presentation of preliminary Findings and Follow-up Interviews

F. Evaluation Report

G. Management Response


Chapter Tools:

Guidelines for Inception Report

Template for Inception Report

Quality Assessment for Independent Project Evaluation Reports

Guidelines for Evaluation Reports, Template Report, Typographic Styles, UN Spelling

     

Chapter V: Undertaking a Participatory Self-Evaluation

THE MODALITY OF PARTICIPATORY SELF-EVALUATIONS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR NEW OR REVISED PROJECTS

     

 

A. Background

B. Flowcharts for Producing Participatory Self-Evaluation Reports

C. Guidelines for Producing Participatory Self-Evaluation Reports


Chapter Tools:

Template for producing a Participatory Self-Evaluation Report (pdf)

Template for producing a Participatory Self-Evaluation Report (Word)

     

Chapter VI: Using the Evaluation

     

 

A. Users of Evaluation

B. Dissemination of Evaluation Reports

C. Evaluation Follow-up Plan (EFP)

D. Dissemination of Lessons Learned


Chapter Tools:

Evaluation Follow-up Plan (EFP)

     

Annexes

     

 

Annex I: Evaluation Glossary

Annex II: UNEG Norms

Annex III: UNEG Standards

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Chapter 1: Defining Core Concepts

     
         

Chapter 2: Planning an Evaluation at the Design Stage

     
         

Chapter 3: Managing an Evaluation

     
         

Chapter 4: Undertaking an Evaluation

     
         

Chapter 5: Using the Evaluation

     

 


       

Chapter 6: Recapitulating Evaluation Processes Step by Step

     

 




     

Annexes