Theory-based evaluation approach (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report)

Abstract

Query

Does the literature on theory-based evaluation suggest a common and clearly defined approach to evaluation and impact evaluation? Does theory-based evaluation provide an analytical tool for carrying out the social and political analysis that should underpin impact evaluation of social development and governance programmes?

Overview

This report summarises findings from the literature on whether TBE is a common and clearly defined approach, concluding with a focus on TBE tools for impact evaluation of SD and governance programmes.

Citation

Carter, B. Theory-based evaluation approach (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2012) 15 pp.

Theory-based evaluation approach (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report)

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