Making evaluations matter: a practical guide for evaluators

C.S.L. Kusters, S.M. van Vugt, S.A. Wigboldus, B. Williams, A.J. Woodhill

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This guide is primarily for evaluators working in the international development sector. It is also useful for commissioner of evaluations, evaluation managers and M&E officers. The guide explains how to make evaluations more useful. It helps to better understand conceptual issues and appreciate how evaluations can contribute to changing mindsets and empowering stakeholders. On a practical level, the guide presents core guiding principles and pointers on how to design and facilitate evaluations that matter. Furthermore, it shows how to get primary intended users and other key stakeholders to contribute effectively to the evaluation process
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation
Number of pages118
ISBN (Print)9789085859710
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • development
  • evaluation
  • program evaluation
  • multi-stakeholder processes
  • learning
  • program participants
  • developing countries
  • development programmes


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