The ECDG Guide to National Evaluation Capacity Development
To be of service to the international community, the Evaluation Capacity Development Group has adapted its New Guide to ECD, published in 2013, to the task of National Evaluation Capacity Development. The NECD Guide also uses Peter Checkland’s Soft Systems Methodology as a conceptual framework.
The New ECDG Guide to Evaluation Capacity Development: Based on the IWA on ECD
This new conceptual framework, with a preface by Michael Q. Patton, is built upon the philosophical foundation of the IWA principles for ECD. The framework is described in very general terms in the IWA. The purpose of this monograph is to operationalize some of the steps and to offer tools that would help readers to carry out the ECD process. Illustrations by Chris Lysy.
Training Materials for the New ECDG Guide to Evaluation Capacity Development: Based on the IWA on ECD
Training materials include a letter, concept paper, PowerPoint presentation and workbook of materials for conducting a workshop on the New Guide.
The philosophy of evaluation capacity behind this 2005 publication is that before training individuals, decisions must be made as to who should be trained and what they should learn. Those decisions evolve from a closer examination of evaluation’s place within the infrastructure of the organization. The Toolkit consists of distinct tools that flow one into another.
Job Design: Integrating evaluation into the job description
One means of enhancing evaluation capacity is by integrating evaluation activities into a job description. This can be anyone’s job, not just the designated evaluator’s.
Job design is concerned with structuring jobs in order to improve organizational efficiency and employee job satisfaction. The design of a job should reflect both technological and human considerations. It should facilitate the achievement of organizational objectives and the performance of the work that the job was established to accomplish. At the same time, the design should recognize the capacities and needs of those who are to perform it.