This guide emphasizes participatory evaluation and draws heavily upon the work of Michael Quinn Patton, especially from Utilization-Focused Evaluation.
I think this is a very handy guide NOT ONLY for evaluators, but also a handy guide for country directors, project managers, and project directors to read PRIOR to implementing a project as well as toward the end of a project when planning an evaluation.
The contents are the following:
1. Core Principles for guiding evaluations that matter.
2. Suggested steps for designing and facilitating evaluations that matter.
3. Getting stakeholders to contribute successfully.
4. Turning evaluation into a learning process.
5. Thinking through the possible influences and consequences of evaluation on change processes.
Annex A: Examples of (Learning) Purposes, Assessment Questions, Users, and Uses of an Evaluation for a Food Security Initiative.
Annex B: Contrasts between traditional evaluation and complexity-sensitive developmental evaluation.