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.
Evaluability Assessment for DFID’s Empowerment and Accountability and Gender Teams. Report 26 July 2012.