evaluating complexity: propositions for improving practice
What is this resource?
This short report highlights nine propositions for how to approach evaluation in complex situations. The accompanying webinar explores the approaches and case studies in more depth.
Why is it worthwhile?
Evaluation traditionally assesses the impact of programs according to pre-determined indicators, but this may not work when evaluating complex initiatives or initiatives operating in complex environments. These nine propositions can help evaluators navigate the unique characteristics of complex systems to improve their evaluation practice.
Who is it useful for?
This resource will suit practitioners and researchers designing evaluation programs for complex initiatives who need a starting point to understand what data to collect, how to collect it and how to use it to tell a story.