Measuring the Process
Guidelines for Evaluating Social Development
David Marsden, Peter Oakley, Brian Pratt
Based on an international workshop which brought together both practitioners and academics, Measuring the Process is a unique attempt to set out guidelines for evaluating social development processes. It is intended primarily as a practical guide for undertaking the evaluation of social development projects and combines a theoretical overview of the concepts involved, with insights into the planning and implementation of evaluation. Three substantial case studies of evaluations are provided from Columbia, India and Zimbabwe. Measuring the Process is the follow up to David Marsden and Peter Oakley eds. Evaluating Social Development Projects (Oxfam Development Guidelines No. 5 1990). It builds on the conceptual developments of the earlier volume, but the focus of the current book is primarily on the practical applicability of these developments for undertaking the evaluation of social development.
Brian Pratt is one of the founding members of INTRAC and is the Executive Director. He has worked in many countries as a consultant and researcher for NGOs, and multi- and bilateral agencies. The primary focus of his publications and consultancies is on strategic policy issues for NGOs and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).