Suporna from Khulna in Bangladesh, 2022. Photo for The Hunger Project
Participatory 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 life-cycle of a program, from program design to annual reviews, mid-term, end-line or ex-post reviews.
A: Participation, Inclusion, and Voice
B: Local Resources and Knowledge
C: Exit Strategy Linked to Sustainability
D: Accountability Mechanisms.
E: Responsiveness to Context Specific Dynamics
F: Collaboration within and among communities
G: CLD linked to Sub-National Governments
H. Monitoring and Evaluation Practices
I. Facilitation Investment and Intensity
Licensing: The Participatory CLD Assessment Tool 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to share your experience with the tool.
Learn How to Use the Participatory CLD Assessment Tool: Sign up for the free Certificate Training!
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.
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 (email@example.com) to share your experience with the tool.
Learn more about Community-led Monitoring and Evaluation
CLD Assessment Tool – English
Participatory CLD Assessment Tool Mobile Version
Paricipatory CLD Assement Guidance Document
Quality Appraisal Tool for CLD Assessments
CLD Assessment Tool – French
French Quality Appraisal Tool for CLD Evaluations
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