• Description

This review is for coalitions and networks that are considering embarking on evaluation. It begins with what makes coalitions and networks different from standalone organizations, and the implications for evaluation. It then reviews five selected evaluation frameworks, highlighting their advantages, limitations, and applicability. Finally, it offers a set of lessons and opportunities related to coalition/network evaluation based on real-life experiences, along with insights for funders on how best to support evaluation of the coalitions/networks they support. Findings are based on a broad review of evaluation materials, along with 17 interviews with evaluators, funders, and coalition/ network practitioners (see Appendix 1). Direct quotes from these interviews are integrated throughout to highlight findings and firsthand experiences.