Evaluation of international and non-governmental organizations’ communication activities: A 15 year systematic review

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to understand how intergovernmental organizations and international non-governmental organizations have evaluated their communication activities and adhered to principles of evaluation methodology from 1995–2010 based on a systematic review of available evaluation reports (N = 46) and guidelines (N = 9). Most evaluations were compliant with principle 1 (defining communication objectives), principle 2 (combining evaluation methods), principle 4 (focusing on outcomes) and principle 5 (evaluating for continued improvement). Compliance was least with principle 3 (using a rigorous design) and principle 6 (linking to organizational goals). Evaluation was found not to be integrated, adopted widely or rigorously in these organizations.

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Online training course: How to be a Successful Evaluation Consultant

Presented by Glenn O’Neil on the TRAASS Learning Platform, this online training course focuses on the key product of an evaluation: the evaluation report. In this course, students will learn best practices for effective and creative report specific to evaluation reports. Learning points and practical exercises are combined to develop skills in putting together an effective and engaging evaluation report.

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African Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA): Evaluation of climate change resilience programme

This multimedia video report presents the findings of the mid-point evaluation of ACCRA, produced by Patricia of Owl RE. The video supported the project in communicating the evaluation’s findings and was used as support for workshops in other regions of the world.

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Insights into global advocacy: Oxfam’s GROW campaign

An overview of Oxfam’s GROW campaign, a global campaign on food justice; originally presented by Glenn for the Executive Certificate – Advocacy in International Affairs, the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, March 2014.

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Evaluating Communication Programmes, Products and Campaigns

This presentation is for a one day workshop on evaluating communication programmes, products and campaigns. The main steps and methods are covered with real life examples given. This workshop was originally conducted by Glenn for Gellis Communications in Brussels in October 2009.

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