Want to learn more about evaluation for development? The following links are a great start.


BetterEvaluation will walk you through the whole evaluation process, from designing to reporting, with their user-friendly Rainbow Framework.

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has a huge database of impact evaluations, and frequently offers funding for more research.

My M&E offers handbooks and other tools, plus has a roster of evaluation professionals and a wonderful, free collection of online training courses.

The Campbell Collaboration’s International Development Coordinating Group has a library of systematic reviews, collecting all the best evidence on development interventions and delivering their results in one report.


The World Bank has a Development Impact Blog whose tagline is news, views, methods and insights from the world of impact evaluation.  Great place to go when you’re looking to see something technical.

EvalCentral is a blog written by and to evaluators.  It has a host of authors, and would be happy to have you contribute.

The AEA365 blog is another crowd-sourced blog, with insights from a range of practitioners including impact evaluators.

Evaluation Networks:

The Latin American Impact Evaluation Network is part of the wider Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, and has annual meetings (usually in the first quarter of the calendar year) which are widely attended.

The AGRODEP Impact Evaluation Network supports evaluators in sub-saharan Africa, and occasionally hosts training courses for members and those interested.

The Africa Evidence Network is another great resource for African researchers.  It has an active membership and holds an annual conference, usually in the last quarter of the calendar year.

Rapid Asia has a panel of consultants dedicated to sharing evidence and insights on social development projects.  Join and add your own CV, or get in touch with those listed.

The Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association hosts an annual conference near the end of each year.

The American Evaluation Association has conferences at the end of every year and is a huge event for evaluators from all over the world.  In 2016, some portions of the conference were available to live-stream online.  While you’re at it, check out the Canadian Evaluation Society, too.

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