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CLD Assessment Tool

Strengthen your practice of community-led development

CLD Evaluation Tool

Ensure evaluations are rigorous and aligned with CLD principles

Purpose: Create dialogue among stakeholders through participatory reviews at various junctures of the program life-cycle to determine how the program aligns with the CLD characteristics, and enable reviewers and stakeholders to undertake course corrections, where agreed and needed.

Who Should Use this Tool? Program officers, funders, governments, community members, and NGOs.

When Should I Use it? It can be used at any stage in the lifecycle of a program, from program design to annual reviews, mid-term, end-line or ex-post reviews.

Licensing: The CLD Assessment by The Movement for Community-Led Development is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.                                                   

Formats: Excel, Mobile  and tablet friendly   

Developed by: Scoping Sub-Group

Languages: ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH

Questions or Feedback? This is a living tool and we are constantly improving it as organizations and professionals from all over the world provide feedback. Help us strengthen the practice of CLD. Use this Feedback form or write to Research Lead, Gunjan Veda (gunjan.veda@thp.org) to share your experience with the tool. 

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Purpose: To ensure that evaluations are rigorous and congruent with the principles of Community-Led Development.

Who Should Use this Tool? Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Program staff from NGOs and CSOs looking to evaluate the quality of a program evaluation, assessment, or research study. The tool is designed to be simple enough for any staff to use on evaluation reports, even if they are not M&E specialists.

When Should I Use it?  When commissioning or reviewing an evaluation.

Licensing: The Quality Appraisal Tool by The Movement for Community-Led Development is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Format: Excel                                                

Developed by: Evaluation Sub-Group 

Languages: ENGLISH, FRENCH

Questions or Feedback? This is a living tool and we are constantly improving it as organizations and professionals from all over the world provide feedback. Help us strengthen CLD evaluations. Use this Feedback form or write to Research Lead, Gunjan Veda (gunjan.veda@thp.org) to share your experience with the tool. 

Learn more about Community-led Monitoring and Evaluation

CLD Assessment Tool – English

Quality Appraisal Tool for CLD Assessments

CLD Assessment Tool – Spanish

“It was a humbling exercise […] It’s very important that these types of tools exist.”

Chad McCordic, One Village Partners

“I am grateful for the opportunity I had to interact with fellow passionate development practitioners and for the training. Indeed, it was valuable as it addresses the existing gap.”

Trisha Patience Chalulu, World Vision Malawi