This report documents the findings of an evaluability assessment commissioned by DFID’s Policy Division (with technical inputs from the Evidence and Evaluation Department). The evaluability assessment was carried out by theIDLgroup Ltd. between March and June 2012. It was undertaken in anticipation of proposed macro-evaluations of two DFID policy areas: empowerment and accountability (E&A) and the DFID Strategic Vision for Girls and Women (SVG&W). The purpose of the macro-evaluations is to assess and draw lessons from the wide variety of interventions being funded under each policy area.
The assessments were required to “clarify evaluation questions; assess complexity and evaluability concerns; assess relevant evaluation approaches; consider budget implications; assess availability of data sources; and set out timeframes and milestones”.
Section 1 of the report, the introduction, provides background information. Sections two to four address programme attributes, data availability and Theories of Change. Section five examines evaluation questions. Sections six and seven look at future options and include discussion of timeframes, budgets and management issues.
Davies, R.; Marriott, S.J.; Gibson, S.; Haegeman, E. Evaluability Assessment for DFID&#8217;s Empowerment and Accountability and Gender Teams. Report26 July 2012. theIDLgroup, Bristol, UK (2012) x + 72 pp.