Evaluation Guides

This section of the website contains links to guidelines on evaluation, produced by a wide range of UK and international organisations. Most of the guidelines are not specific to road safety, but they are a very useful resources. If you know of any other guidelines you think should be included here, email us the details through the contact us page.

Our Top 3 Evaluation Guides

  1. Practitioner Evaluation Guide

    This guide takes readers through a step by step process of how to conduct an evaluation. It is useful for those who may not conduct evaluations as their main job role as it aims to provide practical advice and limit the use of specialist evaluation language.
    RoSPA 2016

  2. DfT Evaluation Guide

    This is another step by step evaluation guide. Useful for those who have had some experience with evaluation.
    DFT 2004

  3. Guidance for Practitioners on Evaluating Route Safety Interventions

    This report contains guidance on how to use the Driver Attitude Questionnaire (DAQ) for interventions targeting: Speeding, Close Following, Dangerous Overtaking, Drinking and Driving, and/or Talking on a Mobile Phone whilst Driving.
    ADEPT, March 2011

Other Free Evaluation Guides

  1. The Importance of Evaluation: A Guide for Senior Managers

    A guide for senior managers to highlight the importance of including evaluation in their interventions and programmes.
    RoSPA January 2019

  2. Designing Evidence Based Interventions: A Guide for Practitioners

    A step by step guide for practitioners of how to design an evidence based road safety intervention.
    RoSPA March 2017

  3. Evaluation Guide for Managing Occupational Road Risk

    An evaluation guide on how to evaluate projects that are delivered as part of wider MORR strategies.
    RoSPA March 2015

  4. DfT Evaluation Team

    The Department for Transport's evaluation team works across a wide range of strategic and cross-cutting policy areas to develop and implement the Department's evaluation strategy. This web page contains links to useful guides and reports.

  5. Magenta Book

    The Magenta Book is HM Treasury guidance on evaluation for Central Government, but is also useful for policy makers in local government, charities and the voluntary sectors. It sets out the key issues to consider when designing and managing evaluations, and the presentation and interpretation of evaluation results.
    HM Treasury, April 2011

  6. Evaluating local PREVENT projects and programmes

    Guidelines for local authorities and their partners and Resource pack for local authorities and their partners.
    Department for Communities and Local Government, August 2009

  7. A Guide to Social Return on Investment

    Cabinet Office, April 2009

  8. Evaluation tool for road safety campaigns

    Belgian Road Safety Institute, March 2009

  9. Road Safety Communication Campaigns: Manual for Design, Implementation and Evaluation (Abridged Version)

    Publications Office of the European Union, 2010

  10. Evaluation Guidance for Practitioners

    A Practical Guide to Evaluating Drug Education and Prevention Services for Young People
    Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (DEPIS), March 2005

  11. Ex Ante Evaluation

    A Practical Guide for Preparing Proposals for Expenditure Programmes.
    European Commission, December 2001

  12. Evaluation Toolkit

    A practical guide to project evaluation, produced by Dorset County Council

  13. Guidance on Evaluation and Review for DFID Staff

    Department for International Development (DFID), July 2005

  14. A Little Book of Evaluation

    Connexions, October 2001

  15. Guidance for transport impact evaluations

    Choosing an evaluation approach to achieve better attribution.
    Tavistock Institute in consultation with AECOM, March 2010

  16. Addressing the challenges for evaluation and learning in community-led health

    Practical Briefing Paper.
    NHS Health Scotland and Evaluation Support Scotland, January 2009

  17. Workbook for Designing a Process Evaluation

    Georgia State University, July 2002

  18. Logic mapping: hints and tips guide

    This guide to logic mapping has been developed with the aim of giving more in-depth advice on developing logic maps to inform the planning, design and evaluation of transport interventions.
    Department for Transport, October 2010

  19. Safe Routes To School Evaluation Toolkit

    Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

  20. EU Road Safety Toolbox

    European Commission, 2010