Amazon books on monitoring and evaluation

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Monitoring and Evaluation in Health and Social Development: Interpretive and Social Development Perspectives

Edited by Stephen Bell and Peter Aggleton. Routledge 2016. View on Google Books “interpretive researchers thus attempt to understand phenomena through accessing the meanings participants assign to them” “…interpretive and ethnographic approaches are side-lined in much contemporary evaluation work and current monitoring and evaluation practice remains heavily influenced by more positivist approaches” “attribution is not … Continue reading “Monitoring and Evaluation in Health and Social Development: Interpretive and Social Development Perspectives”

The Science of Evaluation: A Realist Manifesto

Pawson, Ray. 2013. The Science of Evaluation: A Realist Manifesto. UK: Sage Publications. http://www.uk.sagepub.com Chapter 1 is available as a pdf. Hopefully other chapters will also become available this way, because this 240 page book is expensive. Contents Preface: The Armchair Methodologist and the Jobbing Researcher PART ONE: PRECURSORS AND PRINCIPLES Precursors: From the Library … Continue reading “The Science of Evaluation: A Realist Manifesto”

Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models

by Sue C. Funnell,  Patricia J. Rogers. March 2011. Available on Amazon. Product Description “Program Theory in Evaluation Practice is a ground–breaking reference that teaches how to develop an explicit causal model that links an intervention (project, program or policy) with its intended or observed impacts and using this to guide monitoring and evaluation. Peerless … Continue reading “Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models”

International Development Evaluation: Foundations and Practices

Date: 5 – 9 July 2010 (5 full days) Venue: King’s College London Course Director: Robert Picciotto, Visiting Professor, King’s College London International development evaluation is increasingly called upon to support evidence based policy making in the management of development programmes. Growing public pressure to secure better results from poverty reduction initiatives have generated a … Continue reading “International Development Evaluation: Foundations and Practices”

Evaluating Climate Change and Development

From: Juha Uitto , via the MandE NEWS email list Folks, I’d like to draw your attention to a new book, ‘Evaluating Climate Change and Development‘, edited by Rob van den Berg and Osvaldo Feinstein. This to my knowledge is the first volume that systematically addresses issues relating to climate change from an evaluation point of … Continue reading “Evaluating Climate Change and Development”

Workshop: Understanding the effects of development interventions: Theory-based impact evaluation in practice.

A three-day workshop jointly organised by Maastricht University and the University of Antwerp. Date: April 28-30, 2010 Venue: Institute of Development Policy and Management, Lange Sint Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium Focus In the past few years development organizations in both North and South have focused on improving evaluations of development interventions. As a result, … Continue reading “Workshop: Understanding the effects of development interventions: Theory-based impact evaluation in practice.”

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in Development Organisations: Sharing training and facilitation experiences

Book by J. De Coninck, K. Chaturvedi, B. Haagsma, H. Griffioen, M. van der Glas Paperback: 220 pages Publisher: SAGE India (31 May 2008) Language English ISBN-10: 8178298570 ISBN-13: 978-8178298573. Also available on Amazon Effective planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) is essential for organisational survival and for sustainable development, but remains a challenge for many … Continue reading “Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in Development Organisations: Sharing training and facilitation experiences”

Aid on the Edge of Chaos…

… Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World by Ben Ramalingam, Oxford University Press, 2013. Viewable in part via Google Books (and fully searchable with key words) Publishers summary: A ground breaking book on the state of the aid business, bridging policy, practice and science. Gets inside the black box of aid to highlight critical … Continue reading “Aid on the Edge of Chaos…”

Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics

Edited By Jeremy Holland, published by Practical Action. 2013 (from the Practical Action website) “Local people can generate their own numbers – and the statistics that result are powerful for themselves and can influence policy. Since the early 1990s there has been a quiet tide of innovation in generating statistics using participatory methods. Development practitioners … Continue reading “Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics”