To support those undertaking evaluation, Data Cymru have launched an Evaluation Guide. Developed with support from national partners, the guide serves as an introduction to evaluation and sets out the key steps and factors that need to be considered when planning evaluation. The guide does not try to be the definitive source of information on evaluation. It seeks to cover the key concepts and terminology, including evaluation types, evidence bases and measuring options. It aims to convey […]
Stern. E,. (2015). Impact Evaluation: A Guide for Commissioners and Managers. BOND https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/57a0896de5274a31e000009c/60899_Impact_Evaluation_Guide_0515.pdf An in-depth offering of how to construct relevant evaluations for instances of Co-Production.
The Better Care Fund. (2015). How to… Understand and Measure Impact. https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bcf-user-guide-04.pdf.pdf A “how to” guide on the design of changing systems and their subsequent measurement for impact achieved.
Does it Work? A guide to evaluating community capacity initiatives This guide has been developed to help you evaluate your project/service and the impact it might be having on “social capital”. It guides you through the things you need to consider before you start, then suggests and describes some appropriate methods depending on why you want to do the evaluation and who it is for. http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/_library/Resources/BCC/Does_it_work.pdf
This is the Spice evaluation of the impact of co-production across a range of time-credit initiatives in England and Wales: over 1300 people participated during a two-year period. Given that time credits are referenced in the Social Services & Wellbeing Act and in Prudent Healthcare as a key approach to co-produced and citizen-led services, this report couldn’t be more timely. Headline figures are impressive: 65% of participants said that their quality of life had improved; […]
How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care? This report reviews the improvements Essex County Council made to the commissioning of its care home services for older people. It evaluates the implementation and outcomes of the My Home Life Essex programme, introduced to improve the relationship between commissioners and care home providers, and to enable care home managers to focus on providing relationship-centred […]
This handbook has been designed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), on behalf of the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) EU Interreg IVB NWE Programme, project, to inspire community currency organisers and help them gain the most from their currency project by learning more about project evaluation and impact assessment. While the focus is on currency projects, the Theory of Change approach can be used to evaluate any kind of project, particularly with complex multistakeholder […]
Raising the Bar on Nonprofit Impact Measurement. “ Ultimately, I am much more comfortable with the view that nonprofits should drive their own impact measurement agendas, than a paternalistic view of the world in which only experts carry out evaluations and funders make all the decisions based on evidence they produce. The closer nonprofits are to their beneficiaries, the better able they are to represent them. Good impact measurement will ensure that they remain close, and […]