There are many guides that can help steer you through evaluating your program or service. Here are just a few:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2002, Delphi Instrument for hospital-based domestic violence programs
This is an evaluation tool developed in the United States by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for the assessment of hospital-based domestic violence programs. The web site includes the tool, information on its development, instructions and interpretations, and suggested uses.
Bloom SS 2008, Violence Against Women and Girls: A Compendium of Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators, MEASURE Evaluation for USAID East Africa Regional Mission and the Interagency Gender Working Group
This report provides performance indicators for international aid projects conducted to prevent violence against women and girls.
Digiusto E 2012, Effectiveness of public legal assistance services, Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales, Sydney
This discussion paper looks at what it means to be 'effective' and how effectiveness can be demonstrated. It promotes research design which uses appropriate sampling and an adequate comparison group to best assess effectiveness of a strategy.
FRIENDS National Resource Centre for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention 2009, Using Qualitative Data in Program Evaluation: Telling the Story of a Prevention Program, FRIENDS National Resource Centre for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention, US
Friedman M 2001, The results and performance accountability implementation guide
This guide was developed in the United States to assist those conducting results or performance accountability assessment. The guide includes information on identifying populations that programs are accountable to, choosing results, selecting indicators, creating baselines, developing an action plan and budget, developing performance measures and using them to improve performance.
Hoffman L 2010, User's guide: making the case for domestic violence prevention using a cost-effectiveness framework, Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training & Resource Center
This user’s guide from the United States describes cost-benefit principles and offers tools aimed at assisting workers to describe their program and its impact more clearly, and assisting workers gain funding and support for their program.
Innovation Network 2005, Evaluation plan workbook , National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, National Resource Centre on Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA
This workbook provides an introduction to the concepts and processes of planning a program evaluation, with chapters on defining evaluation, evaluation principles, planning and evaluation, and data collection. It includes templates.
Lyon E & Sullivan CM 2007, Outcome evaluation strategies for domestic violence service programs receiving FVPSA funding: a practical guide, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA
This guidebook was developed in the United States to accurately capture the impact of service funding dollars on domestic violence survivors’ safety and wellbeing. Chapters cover topics on why we evaluate, ethical issues, process and outcome evaluations, data collection and analysis, and making findings work for you.
National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center 2000, Program evaluation 101
PATH 2010, Monitoring and evaluation of initiatives on violence against women and girls, UNIFEM
The United Nations Development Fund for Women, UNIFEM, has established a knowledge centre on issues of violence against women and girls. This guide from the knowledge centre includes: definitions of monitoring and evaluation, discussion of why it is important, how to conduct monitoring and evaluation of projects and provides some case studies.
Potter SJ & Perry B 2008, Incorporating evaluation into media campaign design, VAWnet: The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
This brief paper provides information on core concepts relevant to media campaign evaluation strategies. Using several sexual violence prevention media campaigns as case studies, it explores completed evaluations at various stages of the implementation process.
This handbook is part of a train-the-trainer program to equip program staff at the Canadian National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC). It includes evaluation resources and worksheets. Chapters cover topics about logic models, planning an evaluation, evaluation designs, data collection and analysis, challenges and solutions.
The Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium 2003, Gender-based violence tools manual for assessment & programme design, monitoring & evaluation in conflict-affected settings, RHRC Consortium, Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, New York
This manual has been produced for professionals working in the area of addressing gender-based violence in refugee, internally displaced, and post-conflict settings. It is particularly suited to multi-sectoral projects, with chapters on assessment tools, program design tools, and program monitoring and evaluation tools.
WK Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI 1998, Evaluation toolkit
This toolkit is designed for use by recipients of WK Kellogg Foundation grants but provides useful information to anyone conducting evaluation. Toolkit sections include approaches to evaluation, evaluation questions, planning, data collection and analysis, reporting, using evaluation findings, budgeting and hiring an external evaluator.
VicHealth 2008, Partnerships Analysis Tool
The following web sites provide free resources on research and evaluation.
This site provides a range of free pamphlets on evaluation elements.
CSPV Violence Evaluation Instruments Database (VioEval)
This site contains information on how to conduct evaluation and evaluation methods. It includes information on surveys, focus groups, sampling and interviews.
This site provides a forum for sharing ideas and practical examples of conducting evaluations of international development projects.
This UK site has articles and discussion on the methods of monitoring and evaluating the progress and outcomes of development aid programs.
This site includes extensive information about evaluation, publications, instruments, and suggestions.