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pdf.png Evaluation Units as Knowledge Brokers: testing and calibrating an innovative framework 2014

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The article offers an empirically tested framework for the analysis of the role of evaluation units as knowledge brokers. It is based on a systematic, interdisciplinary literature review on knowledge brokering and empirical research of evaluation units in Poland with complementary evidence from a range of institutional context (US federal government and international organizations). The proposed framework transforms evaluation units from mere buyers of expertise and producers of isolated reports into animators of "reflexive social learning" that steer streams of knowledge to  decisionmakers.



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pdf.png DPME Evaluation Guideline No 2.2.12 Guideline on Implementation Evaluation 2014

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This Guideline is designed to assist government departments to effectively plan and manage implementation evaluations. The Guideline provides a definition and description of implementation evaluation, key questions that should be addressed, methodologies, and issues to be considered in managing implementation evaluations.



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pdf.png Theory Of Change Thinking In Practice 2015

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This guide has evolved from experimentation with and learning about theory of change thinking and its use in practice, which started in 2007. The approach presented here has been developed over time in a series of workshops with Hivos staff, partner organisations and consultants in all regions where Hivos is active. These guidelines have benefited greatly from the feedback of participants.



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pdf.png Assessing the Strength of Evidence 2014

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Assessing the strength of evidence is a challenging task, and requires the application of technical knowledge and individual judgement. This How to Note aims to help staff use evidence more judiciously for the benefit of designing and implementing effective policy and programmes



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pdf.png Pathways to “Evidence-Informed” Policy and Practice: A Framework for Action 2005

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In this article, we propose that an “evidence-informed policy and practice pathway” can help both researchers and policy actors navigate the use of evidence (Figure 1). The pathway illustrates different types of evidence and their uses in health policymaking, and proposes that specific capacities, such as an individual’s skills, experience, and participation in networks, influence the adoption and adaptation of evidence in practice.



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pdf.png The Magenta Book Guidance for evaluation 2011

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The Magenta Book provides in-depth guidance on how evaluation should be designed and undertaken. The risk of not evaluating, or of poor  evaluation, is that policy makers are not aware if policies are ineffective or, worse still, result in overall perverse, adverse or costly outcomes.



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pdf.png The Politics of Evidence: from evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence 2017

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This book provides new insights into the nature of political bias with regards to evidence and critically considers what an 'improved' use of evidence would look like from a policymaking perspective.



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pdf.png Basic Concepts in Monitoring and Evaluation 2008

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This document will complement and enhance the work being done as part of the Government-Wide Monitoring and Evaluation System, particularly the Framework for Managing Programme Performance Information (published by the National Treasury in 2007) and the Policy Framework for the Government-Wide Monitoring and Evaluation System (published by the Policy Coordination and Advisory Services in the Presidency, in 2007).



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pdf.png Rapid evidence assessments of research to inform social policy: taking stock and moving forward 2013

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There is a tension between conducting comprehensive systematic reviews and completing them in time to meet policy-making deadlines. The ‘rapid evidence assessment’ has been proposed as a solution to this; offering rigorous reviews in a condensed timescale. While used frequently in  healthcare, this mode of reviewing presents considerable challenges in social policy. We describe some potential problems and suggest reviewing strategies that can overcome some of them. There are situations, however, in which it may not be feasible to embark on a rapid review, and caution should be exercised when selecting this method.



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pdf.png Theory of Change Basics 2012

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Adherence to the theory of change method keeps the processes of implementation and evaluation transparent so that everyone involved knows what is happening and why. All outcomes should be given one or more indicators of success. As implementation proceeds, organizations collect and analyze data on key indicators as a means of monitoring progress on the theory of change.



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