This article, published with a creative commons licence on the LSE Impact Blog, suggests a more comprehensive and balanced approach for the evaluation of public engagement, drawing on evaluation criteria commonly used in aid evaluation.

5th September 2019 • comment

INTRAC has launched the M&E universe, a free, online resource for development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

11th July 2019 • comment

A resource from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent to support Community Engagement at the centre of humanitarian work.

24th November 2017 • comment

Critical Realist Evaluation

by Mesh Editorial Team

This resource about critical realist evaluation resulted from a presentation given by Emma Richardson at the March 2017 Mesh Evaluation workshop. For more information and links to other resources that emerged from the workshop (which will be built upon over time) visit the workshop page.  

13th October 2017 • comment

Guide: Community Toolkit

by Mesh Editorial team
10th August 2017 • comment
10th August 2017 • comment

Guide: Coinquiry Toolkit

by Mesh Editorial team
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5th July 2017 • comment

This user friendly set of quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation tools allows users to capture, collate and analyze Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CSE) data at the clinical trial site-level. The database is designed to support engagement teams working on clinical trials on a daily, monthly, quarterly and biannual basis.

6th December 2016 • comment

The original manual to Outcome Mapping produced by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

28th July 2016 • comment

The ‘Rainbow’ framework guides the reader through a series of key questions to systematically look at all the issues involved when planning an evaluation.

28th July 2016 • comment

Developed for engagement in community regeneration in the UK, Auditing Community Participation looks at ways of assessing levels of community involvement in area regeneration initiatives.

26th July 2016 • comment

Guide: Ingenious Evaluation Toolkit

by Royal Academy of Engineering

A guide to evaluation of public engagement developed by the Royal Academy of Engineers, UK. Whilst not specific to health and community engagement it is a useful starting point to those looking to evaluate any engagement project.

26th July 2016 • comment

A guide to evaluating public engagement events, with a focus on events and research dissemination rather than more concerted community engagement.

26th July 2016 • comment

A comprehensive guide to theory of change which can be used as a valuable tool for evaluating community engagement projects.

26th July 2016 • comment

Guide: Developmental Evaluation - A Practitioners' Guide

by Elizabeth Dozois, Marc Langlois, Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

A guide to developmental evaluation.

26th July 2016 • comment

  A Mesh introduction to developmental evaluation. An evaluation approach used when it isn’t clear at the start of a project which intervention is the most appropriate and what aspects of the context are most important to address.

26th July 2016 • comment

A clear and accessible introduction to evaluation of social media linked to community radio initiatives but with wider application. 

25th July 2016 • comment

A blog post from Kissmetrics describing how best to get started with social media measurement. Whilst primarily business and Northern focused this post nevertheless clearly explains the general steps of how to evaluate social media and incudes links to social media tracking tools that are useful for CE activities using social media.

25th July 2016 • comment

A Mesh introduction to evaluating projects that engage communities through social media.

21st July 2016 • comment

A tookit and guide to participatory methods for collectively visualising and analysing networks for planning and evaluation purposes.

18th July 2016 • comment

A Mesh introduction to network based approaches to evaluation which focus on changes in relationships and networks as a key outcome of interest.

18th July 2016 • comment

A practical guide including clear step by step explanations of how to develop a theory of change for an organisation or project

15th July 2016 • comment

An introduction to Participatory System Inquiry and Systemic Action Research and their use in evaluating community engagement.

15th July 2016 • comment

Introduction to one-stop site for evaluation of community sustainability engagement projects.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to the Manchester University (UK) Guide to evaluating engagement.

1st July 2016 • comment

Introduction to RCUK's Evaluation of Engagement guide.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to the use of Participatory Statistics for evaluating engagement.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to Most Significant Change, a qualitative and participatory monitoring and evaluation approach that uses stories of change to assess the impact of projects and programmes.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to Complexity Theory, a theory from which a number of evaluation methods draw.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to what is meant by a Theory of Change in evaluation. 

1st July 2016 • comment

An Introduction to Realist Evaluation, a valuable method for addressing the complexity of social programmes.

1st July 2016 • comment

Outcome Mapping - A Mesh Introduction

by Mesh Editorial Team

Outcome Mapping is a planning, monitoring and evaluation approach that is particularly helpful for evaluating multi-stakeholder projects. It seeks to assess the contribution of a project to changes in the relationships and behaviour of those it comes into direct contact with and has influence over. This page gives a brief introduction to the 'Outcome Mapping' evaluation approach, with links to the Outcome Mapping manual, the Outcome Mapping Learning community, some introductory presentations and videos, and case studies.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis, an approach for systematic comparison of cases.

1st July 2016 • comment

An Introduction to Evalutaion Case Studies.

1st July 2016 • comment

Case studies and tools for evaluating community engagement activities that engage through the arts.

11th April 2016 • comment