How to Undertake Rapid Evaluations – Updated Guideline
This Guideline, updated from the 2019 version, is an introduction to doing rapid evaluations, either conducted internally or externally or a hybrid. This updated guideline is based on the experiences of Twende Mbele countries (Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, South Africa and Uganda) in planning, undertaking and using rapid evaluations. The first part provides an overview of what rapid evaluation is and when to undertake it. Part B uses the structure of the joint Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation/Twende Mbele guideline on the rapid evaluation toolkit and introduces particular aspects in relation to rapid evaluation.
This updated guideline aims to specifically provide guidance for commissioning, undertaking and using rapid evaluations in a government context, based on the feedback experiences of Twende Mbele partner countries in piloting rapid evaluation. The initial rapid evaluation guideline was developed collaboratively between the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and the Twende Mbele.