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.
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.
A Mesh introduction to evaluating projects that engage communities through social media.
A Mesh introduction to network based approaches to evaluation which focus on changes in relationships and networks as a key outcome of interest.
An introduction to Participatory System Inquiry and Systemic Action Research and their use in evaluating community engagement.
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.
An introduction to the use of Participatory Statistics for evaluating engagement.
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.
An introduction to Complexity Theory, a theory from which a number of evaluation methods draw.
An introduction to what is meant by a Theory of Change in evaluation.
An Introduction to Realist Evaluation, a valuable method for addressing the complexity of social programmes.
An introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis, an approach for systematic comparison of cases.
An Introduction to Evalutaion Case Studies.