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Getting 'evaluation ready'—making it stick in your organisation

Getting 'evaluation ready'—making it stick in your organisation

In this final post of our Evaluation Ready series, we explore a few helpful tips to make evaluation a priority within your organisation.

Once you know how to put together a basic framework to guide how to do a program evaluation, the next challenge can often be making evaluation a consistent part of the work you and your colleagues do.

The tendency in many organisations is to focus on service delivery. This can mean that it can be hard to commit adequate time to step back and review how effective a program is, what impact it is making, or how it could be strengthened.

Getting 'evaluation ready'—the basics of program evaluation

Getting 'evaluation ready'—the basics of program evaluation

Evaluation Ready is a series of blog posts that aims to capture some of the knowledge, processes and lessons that we’ve assembled along our journey of supporting organisations to better evaluate their work, in the hope of prompting more people to see themselves as an evaluator. This first post introduces some fundamental concepts around evaluation when done well, including tips for planning the why, what, who, when and how.