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. The Research/Evaluation Time & Effort Calculator can 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).
Also see META’s Budgeting for Research/Evaluation Tipsheet & Checklist, which can be used to develop an appropriate budget for research and evaluation projects. 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.