Using evidence for impact - what's new in August

22 August 2017

We are now onto our second edition of the evaluation handbook – Making sense of evaluation – and have made some minor updates and amended the subtitle to reflect what our readers are telling us – that this is an evaluation handbook for everyone, not just those working in the social sector. There have been almost 1000 downloads from our website, and we’ve given hundreds of hard copies to the community sector, and those who work with them on evaluation. 

There was more international kudos for the handbook during August, when it featured on the American Evaluation Association’s tip of the day site.

AEA365 is a treasure trove of resources and information for and by evaluators, and well worth a look.



We have now published a one-page graphical summary capturing the key points from the four interactive sessions at Evidence to Action 2017. These sessions considered the question: “How can we understand where each other is coming from, and ensure that evidence is more effectively used to bring about positive action?” The summary supports the Sharing and Learning stage of our evidence cycle, and presents comments in a continuum from challenges to opportunities, highlighting the central importance of good leadership.

There's more resources, tools and information on our Evidence micro-site.

Last update: 23 Aug 2017