Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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What if I don’t Understand What a Term or Word Means? Are there Glossaries of Evaluation Terminology?

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Glossaries on Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • OECD-DAC Working Party on Aid Evaluation. Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results-Based Management. Paris: OECD, 2010.
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    • Beginner
    • This complete glossary is intended to clarify concepts and to reduce the terminological confusion in the field of evaluation and results-based management. This document is relevant for all evaluation stakeholders. The glossary has sections in Enlglish, French, and Spanish.
  • UNFPA Division for Oversight Services. "Glossary of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Terms." In The Programme Manager’s Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit, Tool 1, UNFPA Division for Oversight Services, 2004.
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    • Beginner
    • This tool clarifies the significance and different modalities of stakeholder participation in program monitoring and evaluation.

The resources listed here are but a sample of the multiple glossaries available on design, monitoring and evaluation. Due to its comprehensiveness and general use, the OECD DAC glossary is suggested here, along with UNFPA guidance reflecting common terms within the United Nations.  Given the large number of glossaries available, readers are encouraged to consult other sources.