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Program/Grant Evaluation

What is evaluation?

  • Process of determining merit or worth of a project
  • Systematic way of determining how well a project is meeting its goals
    • Define outcomes in measureable terms
    • Ask good questions
    • Collect information to answer questions
    • Use answers for project improvement
    • Share information with stakeholders

What can evaluation do?

Provide information to help improve a project

  • Measure progress
  • Inform activities, practices, & resource allocation
  • Identify problems and costs
  • Identify unintended consequences

Provide information for stakeholders or funders

  • Determine outcomes & impact
  • Confirm success
  • Enhance planning, decision-making, & policymaking