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Budgeting for Research and Evaluation Tipsheet & Checklist

To be successful, evaluation and research projects must be adequately resourced. Without sufficient funding to answer research or evaluation questions at a high level of quality, the project may not yield useful results. This tip sheet and checklist can be used to develop an appropriate budget for research and evaluation projects.

Also see META’s Research/Evaluation Time & Effort Calculator to help estimate the number and time and effort percentage of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff required for a given project (as well as partners or consultants). Refer to META’s Research/Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities Mapping Template to identify the activities required for a successful research or evaluation project and to help determine who will lead and contribute to each one.