Evaluability assessment for impact evaluation: guidance, checklists and decision support

August 2015
Greet Peersman; Irene Guijt; Tiina Pasanen

As the development sector falls under increasing pressure to demonstrate the impact of its work, evaluability assessments are really gaining traction. Assessing evaluability can usually be done for a small cost of the total evaluation budget and can save you valuable time and resources in the long run.

This guidance note gives an overview of what evaluability is and how assessing it can be used for impact evaluations. It then provides guidance for planning and doing evaluability assessments, including checklists, decision support and lessons from practice.