Learn about Evaluation Principles & Practices

These principles and standards frame expectations for evaluation processes, practices and products and ultimately assist policy and programme development and delivery.

Integrity is the core value that underpins these evaluation standards and principles; therefore evaluation needs to consider:

  • respectful, meaningful relationships
  • ethic of care
  • responsive methodologies and trustworthy results
  • competence and usefulness.

Aotearoa-specific evaluation standards contain principles which ensure integrity

  1. Full document which presents these evaluation standards developed by Superu and ANZEA – view here.
  2. Quick guide evaluation standards summary tool – view here.

Resources and tools to support evaluation practices and processes

  1. Evidence checklist to assess funding applications
  • View the pdf document here
  • For those on mobile devices, view the html document here
  1. Evaluation guide for funders - how to work with providers to develop useful evaluation
  • View the pdf document here
  • For those on mobile devices, view the html document here
  1. Evaluation planning for funding applicants
  • View the pdf document here
  • For those on mobile devices, view the html document here
  1. Finding and appraising evidence for what works
  • View the pdf document here
  • For those on mobile devices, view the html document here

Who do these resources apply to?

Commissioners of evaluation, evaluators conducting evaluation, participants within evaluations and users of evaluation outcomes.

Using Evidence for Impact

The Evaluation Standards are one stream of work that sits under Superu’s Using Evidence for Impact project. The Using Evidence for Impact project takes a big-picture approach and aims to inspire all those working in the New Zealand social sector to use evidence in decision-making. The project drives:

  • greater accessibility to evidence
  • greater transparency of evidence
  • capability development and good practice in using evidence.

 

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Last update: 23 May 2016