Evaluation Methods

Evaluation is a systematic way of reflecting on and assessing the value of what is being done (for example, a project, a programme, or an event). Evaluation is commonly interpreted as an end product or an activity taking place at the end of a project. However evaluation should be considered as a process, taking place across all phases of a project, used to determine what has happened and whether the initial aims of the project have been carried out and achieved. Evaluation is more than assessing and measuring; it helps set the stage for a culture of learning, change and improvement.

The data collection process is not an end in itself: the culminating activities of evaluation are analysis, interpretation, and the presentation of findings (PDF).


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