Evaluation Capacity Building: Funder Initiatives to Strengthen Grantee Evaluation Capacity and Practice

The three case studies presented in this paper share Innovation Network’s experiences with funder initiatives to strengthen grantee evaluation capacity and practice. Each case study includes a description of the overall grantmaking initiative, followed by a discussion of the Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) services requested by grantees and/or provided by Innovation Network. The paper concludes with a reflection on lessons learned and recommendations for funders considering ECB for their grantees.