Find an Overview Report

Instead of diving right into the article literature, try seeing if there's an overview report available.

To start, check out these resources:

Searching for Evaluation Reports

There is no single solution to finding individual evaluation reports or evaluation syntheses. They can be found in the scholarly literature, in databases of systematic reviews, on the websites of organizations, and in general on the web.

The resources below will help you get started, especially the Clearinghouses and Evidence Reviews for Social Benefit Programs (which provide even more resources).

When searching for evaluation resources reports, keep in mind that the following keywords can be useful:

  • Evaluation report
  • Evaluation toolkit
  • Clearinghouse
  • Evidence-based policy
  • "What works"

Also, when working in databases, it can be helpful to look for evaluation report subject headings or filters for literature types.

National and International Evaluation Resources