Effective Evaluation - An introduction for grass-root organisations

Effective Evaluation - An introduction for grass-root organisations

Randomised Controlled Trials, Double Blind evaluation protocols, and Impact Evaluations – are scientific practices
that can likely scare you off when working in the field. Although they are very useful, scientific practices
like these are often unavailable for grassroots fieldworkers to implement. Randomised Controlled Trials are
very complex and expensive. Double Blind evaluation protocols seem impossible and probably could be seen
as unethical in the field. Impact evaluations require many respondents and time to show any proven impact
on the general population. Nevertheless, not only researchers, but also policy makers, project funders and
large scale multi-service providers have resources and dedicated staff to implement and oversee these scientific
quality standards and evaluations. Unfortunately many times grassroots workers and small service providers
do not have the resources or the staffing with specific knowledge to do assessments or self-evaluations.
That is usually a shame because a lot of knowledge and understanding of practice and development in the
field is lost to lack of proper documentation and evaluation. But luckily there are also proven science-based
methods available that can help you evaluate your work and projects with less costs, effort and complexity.
This short guide has been designed to help people who are working in the field to do evaluations. With some
simple tools everyone can evaluate a project. This manual will introduce grassroots fieldworkers to various
ways on how to evaluate their projects regularly.
This manual explains in a short and concise manner how to do evaluations yourself in a simple but thorough
way. For those of you who get real enthusiastic after using this manual there are links available to more extensive
manuals on evaluation at the end of this document.

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