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5th Wave: Social Impact Evaluation

September 1, 2015

This paper is part of a series supported by The Rockefeller Foundation's Evaluation Office to explore the implications for evaluation of new development challenges in a rapidly changing world, new financing mechanisms beyond aid, new technologies and a host of new actors.

Guidelines and Best Practices

Evaluating Development Philanthropy in a Changing World

November 1, 2011

This essay explores the development landscape, suggests new policy directions for international philanthropic organisations and examines the challenges involved in evaluating their development assistance efforts. Next, it complies with the well-established development effectiveness criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability issued by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD in order to sketch an evaluation agenda designed to enhance accountability, organisational learning and responsiveness to stakeholders' concerns within the philanthropic sector.

Guidelines and Best Practices