Evaluations answer questions about services and policies like ‘what has been its impact?’, ‘how does it work?’, ‘why didn't it work?’ or ‘how can it work better in the future?’.
We offer an end-to-end evaluation service, or you can pick and choose from the steps below.
Step #1 Needs Assessment
Find out what the needs of your local population are, where these needs are already met and how you compare with the rest of your region or similar population groups.
Use it to focus resources and services in the places where they are needed the most.
Step #2 Evidence Review
Find out what else has been done to tackle the same problem you are facing, what works, what doesn't work and what you can can realistically expect to achieve.
Use it to find the most effective solution and save money by learning from others’ mistakes.
Step #3 Logic Models/Theories of Change
Find out how to tackle the problem you have identified through your needs assessment or evidence review.
Use it to articulate your intervention in a clear and precise way, so that you can measure outcomes and replicate success in the future.
Step #4 Process evaluation
Find out what processes were used to implement the intervention, if it operated as planned or how it has run over the long term.
Use it to interpret the impact of the intervention or, if it has failed, unpick whether an intervention is inherently faulty or badly delivered.
Step #5 Impact evaluation
Find out whether your intervention has worked and if it achieved any unexpected results.
Use it to decide whether to continue with the intervention or not, whether to roll it out more widely or introduce improvements.
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