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Applying Evaluation Criteria Thoughtfully, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Summary
Relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability are widely used evaluation criteria, particularly in international development co-operation. They help to determine the merit or worth of various interventions, such as strategies, policies, programmes or projects. This guidance aims to help evaluators and others to better understand those criteria, and improve their use. It starts by describing what they are, and how they are meant to be used. Then the definitions and concepts underpinning each criterion are explained. Finally, examples provide the reader with concrete ideas for using them. The criteria were originally laid out in the early 2000s by the Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Although they have been widely used in evaluation, and beyond, this document is the first to comprehensively explore the concepts in detail, explain their intended use and offer practical guidance. It captures current thinking and best practice in evaluation, drawing on the inputs of internationally renowned evaluation experts from EvalNet and beyond
Table Of Contents
Using the evaluation criteria in practice -- Purpose and use of the guidance: Better criteria, better evaluation -- The six criteria: Their purpose and role within evaluation -- Executive summary -- Abbreviations and acronyms -- Understanding the six criteria: Definitions, elements for analysis and key challenges -- Foreword --
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (81 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780926498402

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