Horizontal Evaluation

Synonyms: Horizontal Learning Horizontal evaluation is an option developed to evaluate new methodologies for agricultural research and development that combines self-assessment by local participants and external review by peers. The focus of horizontal evaluation is […]

Developmental Evaluation

Developmental Evaluation (DE) is an evaluation approach that can assist social innovators develop social change initiatives in complex or uncertain environments. DE originators liken their approach to the role of research & development in the […]

Contribution Analysis

Contribution Analysis is an approach for assessing causal questions and inferring causality in real-life program evaluations. It offers a step-by-step approach designed to help managers, researchers, and policymakers arrive at conclusions about the contribution their […]

Case Study

A case study focuses on a particular unit – a person, a site, a project. It often uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative data. Case studies can be particularly useful for understanding how different […]

Beneficiary Assessment

An approach that assesses the value of an intervention as perceived by the (intended) beneficiaries, thereby aiming to give voice to their priorities and concerns Resources Beneficiary Assessment: An Approach Described -This paper describes the […]

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to organisational change which focuses on strengths rather than on weaknesses – quite different to many approaches to evaluation which focus on deficits and problems. “Appreciative Inquiry is about the […]