HC Link Resources

HC Link News Digest PLUS - Evaluation
- A round-up of resources and information related to community engagement (March 2017).


Participatory Evaluation Toolkit

HC Link | 2017

The toolkit (also in French) defines evaluation, identifies what makes participatory evaluation unique, and reviews some important considerations for any evaluation. It describes key qualities to make sure your participatory evaluation activities are both empowering and effective, and outlines steps for coordinating evaluation activities. Following this, are descriptions of seven participatory evaluation techniques to help you(re)inform, (re)align, and (re)energize your collaborative efforts.



The Power of Reflection: An introduction to participatory evaluation techniques

HC Link | 2016

This @ a glance resource (also in French) presents a brief theoretical introduction to participatory evaluation, guidance on how to begin as well as three simple evaluation techniques that can be used by any community group or network. It offers practical and adaptable approaches to:

  • inform the development phase of a partnership,
  • reflect on group dynamics and processes, and/or
  • identify results after a project or community event.

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Measuring Partnership Effectiveness – Part 1 Introduction 

HC Link | 2011

This issue in the Measuring Partnership Effectiveness series provides an overview of some of the many approaches to evaluating the functioning of partnerships and the work they do as well as some principles that should guide decision-making early on in the process.


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Measuring Partnership Effectiveness – Part 2 Tools

HC Link | 2011

This issue in the Measuring Partnership Effectiveness series describes a number of existing tools and resources that can help you evaluate your partnership’s effectiveness. We identify the strengths and limitations of each tool so you can quickly identify which ones might suit your local needs.


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Evaluation @ a Glance

Ontario's Heart Health Resource Centre | 2008

This newsletter explores the importance of evaluation, distinguishes between several types of evaluation, and references additional online resources.






Building a Culture of Evaluation: 30 Ideas to Apply to Your Organization

Community Solutions Planning and Evaluation | 2010

This one-page graphic offers 30 quick tips for building a culture of evaluation in any organization.





Results-Based Accountability Website

Fiscal Policy Studies Institute and The Santa Fe Policy Studies Institute


Results-Based Accountability Implementation Guide  

Fiscal Policy Studies Institute



An international collaboration to improve the practice and theory of evaluation by creating and curating information on choosing and using evaluation methods and processes, including managing evaluations and strengthening evaluation capacity. The website is the primary platform for this work and is rich with information to support people to apply new knowledge to their particular situations, and to share their experiences and further contribute to learning how to do an evaluation better.


Evaluating Community Impact


Offers a body of knowledge, resources and tools focused on both Evaluation Planning and Outcome Evaluation to help you to assess the impact of your community change work. The Evaluating Community Impact Community of Practice brings together practitioners who want to connect, share, learn about, and hone their evaluation approaches and tools.