Internally or externally?
Who should do the evaluation?
You can conduct your own evaluation or have an external evaluator do some, or all of it, for you. This decision will depend upon whether the funder of the project requires external evaluation, whether you have evaluation skills within your staff, and whether you have funds to employ an external evaluator.
The following table offers some of the pros & cons of internal and external evaluation (adapted from Feuerstein M. Partners in Evaluation, and Yoland Wadsworth Everyday Evaluation on the Run).
Insiders doing the Evaluation
Outsiders doing the Evaluation
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