Why evaluate?

Evaluation can be a tool for:

  • Checking out how your project is going
  • Seeing whether the project is making a difference
  • Identifying its strengths and weaknesses
  • Getting ideas on how to improve
  • Supporting advocacy for the continuation or extension of the project
  • Being accountable to funders and community members involved

A good project evaluation process will tell you and others

  • What your project has done
  • How well it has:
    • Contributed to the goal
    • Met the objectives
    • Undertaken the strategies
  • What worked well and what didn’t, and why
  • Whether there were any unintended outcomes, and
  • What can be learnt from this project to improve practice and inform other projects

 


What is evaluation?
Who could be interested in your evaluation?