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Writing Evaluation Report of a Project

Contents of an Evaluation Report

A clear, concise, brief and yet complete guide on writing mid-term or final evaluation report for a Project of any kind. The format is also available in MS Word format and can be downloaded.


Disaster Impact Assessment

Steps and explanation of the different areas of the research study on disaster impact assessment of an area.


Starting a Business Research

Starting Business Research


How to Earn Respect in a Workplace

How to Earn Respect

No one is inborn with the right to be respected, people often get into the illusion that they have to be respected, respect is always earned and should never be demanded, and only those who show respect can earn it, now the question is how to earn respect in an organisation. All this could very well serve as a catalyst in generating respect.


Designing an Effective Training Event

Steps for Effective Training

Trainings are activities that are conducted to impart learning to the trainees. Important for the success of any activity is its planning. The Training Design Process is a systematic approach for developing training programs. The following figure explains the design of the training program in depth. Proper understanding of need for Training would help in clear indication of the problems that the training need to solve, the skills gaps it requires to fill, the behaviors it need to mend and the learning that it should impart, plus the necessary changes to the business it should make.


How to Develop 360 Degree Feedback


Step 1: Define the Objectives of the feedback process, what is to be attained through the process. Step 2: Decide on the recipients of the feedback

How to Conduct a Focused Group Discussion

Design and Conduct FGD Method Guidelines

The persons of the community should be the informed members of the community, so that they could discuss the issues of the community in detail. Avoid asking questions, rather use discussion pointers. Ask Open Ended Questions. To conduct the most effective focus groups, researchers explore their subject via:

Method to Modify HR Policy in an Organization

At the time of the review of the HR Policy the following process should be followed;

  1. The HR Manual will be circulated to all staff and a time of 15 working days will be given to suggest amendments in the same.
  2. At the end of the stipulated time an all staff meeting will be called and the changes  proposed by the different staff members will be discussed
  3. All office orders/official memos/notifications released during the preceding two years will also be brought to the forum for discussion & debate


How to Prepare a list of Pre-Qualified Suppliers for Procurement

Pre-Qualified Supplier/Service Provider Lists consist of companies which have undergone prior assessment and are consequently deemed suitable to work with organization. Prospective suppliers / service providers to organization should undergo a prior assessment to ascertain their suitability to engage in commercial relationships with the organisation.


How to Perform the Post Quotation Clarification?

Post Quotation Clarification

Clarification on specific information contained within quotations can often be necessary before a Purchase Committee can make its ultimate recommendation on which quotation offers the best value for money while remaining appropriate from a technical perspective. When such a necessity arises, it is important that the process of attaining clarification is fully transparent. Clarification can typically address issues such as;


How to Perform Quotation Evaluation?

All information pertaining to quotations must be treated as highly confidential and must not under any circumstances be disclosed to other bidders. Prior to evaluating quotations, the evaluation criteria should be agreed ie, price, minimum delivery timeframe, acceptable payment terms etc.


Grant Application Guidelines

Foundation For the Future Grant Application Guidelines

1. General information about the Grants Program

The overarching goal of the Foundation for the Future is to support democratic reforms and empower citizens by strengthening the capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) throughout the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA)1. The Grants Program is one of the tools and mechanisms that the Foundation can offer for civil society to engage in the promotion of democratic transformation, respect and protection of human rights and achievement of the rule of law. Generally, proposals should promote the development of effective mechanisms for citizens’ participation by strengthening and engaging civil society with a focus on one of the following programmatic priority areas:


How to prepare Questionnaire for KAP Study | M&E

KAP Questionnaire

To perform a KAP Study first of all write a concept note for the study. This will set a path for the study. Tips on how to write a concept note are discussed in detail in another article but the following headings should be used as a format for a concept note for a KAP Study:


What to Monitor? How to Set Monitoring Priorities?

The best way to select monitoring priorities is to think about the uses for the information. Determining in advance how the information will be used would allow the M&E staff to avoid gathering data that, although interesting, has no particular function. To help identify priorities, the M&E function asks the user group to consider how the monitoring data collected will be used. Some potential uses for the monitoring data include:


How to Conduct a Project Evaluation (10 Steps)

  1. Know Why Organization Needs Evaluation
  2. Define Scope of the Evaluation Exercise
  3. Consult Planning Documents
  4. Determine Evaluation Questions
  5. Identify Skillset Required
  6. Develop ToRs and Selection Criteria for the Consultant
  7. Define Roles and Responsibilities for the Evaluation
  8. Fix Timelines
  9. Budget the Evaluation
  10. Plan Utilization of Findings



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