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Technical Assistance: Evaluation

Advancing Evidence Based Practice



American Evaluation Association (AEA)


Research Capacity Building


  • to provide guidance to DFID staff, Research Programme Consortia and multi–organizational research groups with partners in both the North and South
  • to convey the importance of Capacity Building (CB).

Goals of capacity building:

  • to facilitate individual and organizational learning (builds social capital and trust)
  • develop knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • to set objectives, achieve results, solve problems, and create adaptive procedures (survive in the long run)
Evaluation Toolkit

Common Evaluation Steps:

STEP 1: Define the program objectives in such a way that they can be objectively measured

STEP 2: Decide on the kind of analysis you want to conduct

STEP 3: Select a general evaluation research design: before and after or comparison groups

STEP 4: Select the sources of information

STEP 5: Decide what measurement methods to use

STEP 6: Conduct the research for the evaluation

Hiring and Working with an Evaluator

Hiring and working with an Evaluator

  • narrated slideshow
  • discusses the steps involved in hiring and working with an external program evaluator
  • discusses ways program staff can actively participate in the evaluation process
  • discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of hiring an evaluator
  • resources related to finding and funding an evaluator


Logic Model Builder

The logic model is a framework and a way of thinking that helps us design results-based programs and have data to answer important questions.

Logic models are useful in program planning, implementation, evaluation and communications

Six components that we consider essential to logic model development: the situation that gives rise to priority setting and is the foundation of any logic model, input, output, outcomes, assumptions; and external factors.

Juvenile Justice

National Criminal Justice Reference Service


OJJDP’s Performance Measures

Designed to help you:
- better understand performance measurement
-learn about OJJDP's performance reporting requirements and resources
-access important Federal performance measurement resources-
-review OJJDP's performance

Models For Change


Tribal Programs:

Tribal Youth Program


National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center (NJJEC) Resources

Sustainability Toolkit For Service Providers


Sustainability Toolkit for Grantors


Performance Measure Guide

The topics covered include:
1. Defining Goals, Objectives, and Activities
2. Types of Performance Measures
3. Characteristics of Good Performance Measures
4. Developing Instructions for Reporting Performance Measures
5. Program Goal, Objectives and Activities Worksheet