Program Evaluation

Program evaluation combines both theory and practice and is used by organizations to gather information for planning, designing, implementing, and assessing results. In many ways, these evaluations are not judgments, but health-checks to see how well a program or system is performing. The information gathered can then be used to celebrate success and improve where necessary.

Effective program evaluation should be systemic, use a sound evaluation methodology, and use multiple sources of information. Program Evaluation is a process by which previously set targets can be reviewed to get an idea of what has been accomplished, help organizations learn from shortcomings, and figure out how best to move forward in the future.