Produced guidance on evaluation and the critical appraisal of research and evaluation evidence, tailored for policy, funding agency, and NGO (non-government organisation) staff. Superu used these resources in their work on lifting the standards of research and evaluation in the New Zealand social sector.
After a review of social sector needs and existing guidance, four resources were produced. Each provides summary guidance and links to high quality online resources on the topic.
- Guidance on evaluation planning for funding applicants describes the key steps in evaluation planning that agencies should undertake when applying for funding for a new social programme.
- Guidance on evaluation for funders describes how to approach evaluation in a way that is mutually beneficial for funders and NGOs, how to apply co-design principles to evaluation, and where to find straightforward guidance on how to evaluate.
- Guidance on critical appraisal of research and evaluation evidence describes how to assess the quality of evidence and where to find reliable sources of evidence.
- Compendium of resources on evaluation and critical appraisal summarises and links to all of the high quality resources that were identified during this project.