The Assess – Evaluate – Develop (AED) Framework is designed for project managers, policymakers, research practitioners and anyone involved with research and planning.
It is structured around six elements that help to establish what a research and planning exercise is designed to achieve, how, where, when, why and for whom.
The framework has emerged from a global review of research and planning resources. It was developed in response to the increasing number of overlapping terms, concepts and techniques being used in assessment, evaluation and development leading to inconsistencies and lack of understanding. The ultimate purpose is to enhance evidence-informed practice.