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Building blocks with question marks on them.

An evaluation must proceed from a well-defined question or set of questions. Here are some examples of the kinds of questions typically addressed:

  • Is the program being implemented as intended?
  • Is the program reaching its target population?
  • What are the barriers to implementing the program?
  • What approaches to overcoming implementation obstacles have been effective?
  • Is the program achieving its objectives?
  • What are the actual outcomes?
  • Is the program cost-effective?

Whether on your own or working with an external evaluator, you will need to invest some time thinking about your desired objectives and then hone in on a specific set of questions, which you will then document in your evaluation plan.

The evaluation questions will help determine what type of evaluation you should conduct as well as your choice of evaluation design.

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