Evaluation and program review


Evaluation and program review planning and methodology 

We assist with high-level evaluation planning, chair evaluation advistory committees, and provide methodological input and peer review of evaluation proposals and reports. In our evaluation work we are very aware that every dollar spent on evaluation is a dollar that could be spent on initiative implementation. We take this responsibility very seriously and we are experts at focusing on optimizing value-for-money in all our evaluation work. 

We have a speciality in large-scale organization or sector-wide evaluation planning using the strategic evaluation approach.

We use a standardized pragmatic evaluation planning framework in our evaluation planning which takes into account all of the key methodological decisions that need to be made.

We have expertise in all types of evaluation - implementation evaluation (optimizing initiative implementation, program and organizational review); process evaluation (describing and documenting initiatives and documenting best practice); and impact evaluation (proving impact). We are familiar with all of the different evaluation paradigms and incorporate aspects of them in our work - ultilization focused evaluation; goal-free evaluation; realist evaluation; mixed-methods evaluation; etc.

Evaluation and outcomes training and mentoring

We are also involved in face-to-face and online training and mentoring for those involved in evaluaiton and outcomes work. Dr Paul Duignan brings his extensive experience and expertise in these areas to his evaluation training workshops and mentoring work. 

Evaluation methods we use

The evaluation methods we use include: visual strategy modeling for building intervention logics and theories of change for initiative as part of evaluating them; strategic evaluation for evaluating whole organizations; sectors; regions and countries; and Group Action Planning for distributed similar initiatives being undertaken within different organizations or at different sites. We also use our Strategy Planning Matrix in our implementation evaluation work to see if all possible strategies have been considered. And we use our Good Indicator Checklist to work out whether or not indicators and other outcomes measures are fit-for-purpose.  


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