Evaluation Approaches

Over the years Evaluation Support Scotland has helped develop evaluation approaches for ‘tough’ evaluation topics, such as prevention and partnerships. Have a look at our case studies, resources and tools that might help you with your own tough topics!

Leadership in evaluation

ESS recognises that embedding evaluation often requires a leader of evaluation in an organisation. This page features resources on leadership in evaluation based on research ESS conducted between September and December 2020.

Evaluating at a distance

ESS initially developed this page to provide evaluation support at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, but these resources can be useful to all organisations who are evaluating at a distance.

Asset-based approaches

If you need support evaluating your asset-based projects we have several guides to help.

Evaluating Partnerships

How and why to evaluate partnerships.

Evaluating Prevention

Much of our work in the third sector is about preventing people’s situations from deteriorating but proving that is what we do can be tricky.

Involving users in evaluation

Over the last few years ESS has been supporting third sector organisations to involve people they work with in evaluation.