USING THE ONLINE FIELD GUIDE
This Field Guide provides a compilation of foundational material relevant to peacebuilding contexts on the design and conduct of evaluation (including manuals, guidelines, tools, etc.), developed by international agencies, academic institutions and NGOs.
What is in the Online Field Guide and how should I use it?BEGINNER
Managing and Implementing an Evaluation
- How do you collect and analyze data? You will find resources on different data collection and analysis methods to ensure your evidence is valid and representative.
- Ensuring the evaluation process is ethical and conflict-sensitive. You will find resources on ethical and conflict sensitivity issues implicated in peacebuilding evaluation and how to manage them.
- Evaluating efforts in particular sectors. Included are sector-specific tools and guidance for evaluation.
- There are resources appropriate for evaluators with little, some or extensive evaluation experience—marked by labels Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Planning an Evaluation
- Determining whether you are ready for evaluation and what options exist for assessing your program if you are not
- How to prepare for an evaluation
- Developing and eliciting the theory of change of the peacebuilding initiative being evaluated
- Criteria for evaluating peacebuilding
- What evaluation approaches/designs you might use to conduct the evaluation - including guidance on how to implement different approaches
Introduction to Evaluation and General Guidance
- START HERE: What is Evaluation and why is it useful?
- Key books and online "how to" resources for peacebuilding evaluation
- Glossaries of evaluation terminology
- An Overview of Peacebuilding Evaluation - including the state of play and history
- Quality standards for evaluation
- Links to places where you can find additional resources
What is the Online Field Guide?BEGINNER
Who should use the Online Field Guide?INTERMEDIATE
- Commissioners or managers of evaluations.
- Peacebuilding practitioners who have typically been commissioned to conduct evaluation of peacebuilding programming but have little evaluation experience or knowledge of evaluation.
- Evaluation professionals who have little or no experience in peacebuilding contexts and programming.