Authors Cecile Kusters with Simone van Vugt, Seerp Wigboldus, Bob Williams and Jim Woodhill published Making Evaluations Matter: A Practical Guide for Evaluators. According to the authors, evaluations play an essential role by contributing to the general understanding of the complexity of the environments in which many development initiatives take place. Also, how evaluators think through the evaluation process makes a difference in the outcome of the evaluation and how it is utilized. The guide provides a valuable framework with principles, suggested steps and a concluding list of key points for designing and facilitating evaluations that matter.
The guide is available in English only.