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Evaluate - what was achieved?

Evaluate - what was achieved?

The final step in the process helps you answer these two questions:

  1. Did we do what we planned to do?
  2. Did we achieve what we expected?

There are two kinds of evaluation:

  1. Process evaluation assesses whether the program or implementation plan was delivered as intended
  2. Outcome evaluation determines if the program or implementation achieved the anticipated results or if there were any unanticipated outcomes

Both evaluations involve these steps:

  • Identify outcomes of interest
  • Select indicators to measure these outcomes
  • Collect baseline data about outcomes of interest
  • Measure outcomes post-intervention to determine effectiveness of the program or implementation plan
  • Interpret these results to inform further planning and refine the program or implementation plan