Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

General Evaluation Resources


Monitoring and Evaluation News website: http://mande.co.uk/

Includes extensive resources on a range of evaluation methods including network evaluation approaches, story based approaches like ‘Most Significant change’ and ways of aggregating and visualising qualitative data. It also hosts a number of discussion lists, has regular news and updates on key evaluation issues, current literature, and evaluation related training and events. Focuses on methods of monitoring and evaluation in the international development sector but has much to offer the evaluation of engagement.


Better Evaluation: http://betterevaluation.org/

An international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory. Information on a wide range of evaluation approaches, tools and evaluation ‘themes’ (such as assessment in particular sectors or on cross-cutting issues such as complexity or gender).

It also has useful resources for planning an evaluation: the ‘Rainbow’ framework guides the reader through a series of key questions to systematically look at all the issues involved when planning an evaluation:


Keystone accountabililty website: www.keystoneaccountability.org

A range of practical and useful monitoring and evaluation tools, guides, reports and presentations with an emphasis on including the voices of beneficiaries and other constituencies. Includes a guide and templates for developing a Theory of Change.


My M&E website http://www.mymande.org/

Interactive website hosting a range of discussion forums, an e-learning programme (including webinars and videos), and a large virtual library of evaluation related materials. It is focused on strengthening country-led monitoring and evaluation systems and networking and learning among evaluation practitioners (supported by various UN partners, international organisations and Foundations) but includes a range of resources useful for evaluation in other contexts.

Discussion Forums

Pelican - Platform for evidence based learning and communication for social change https://dgroups.org/groups/pelican

Lively discussion of evaluation issues – many of which focus on the challenge of addressing complexity - in the arena of development and communication for social change

M and E News email list: http://mande.co.uk/join-email-list/

Discussion forum of the Monitoring and evaluation News website with a large international membership from the international development sector. Wide-ranging discussions – many focused on practical evaluation challenges which attract helpful responses - and discussion of evaluation trends and current debates.

Gender and evaluation communityhttp://gendereval.ning.com/

An on-line community ‘ning’ started in 2013 focused on gender and evaluation. It aims to support gender sensitive approaches to evaluation. An initiative of the Institute of Social Studies Trust in New Delhi.

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