Top Tips for Impact Evaluation

Top Tips for Impact Evaluation

International development is complex; it involves multiple stakeholders with different interests, goals and capacities. Within this pandemonium, there is a need to demonstrate the impact of what we do and how our interventions have changed the lives of those we intend to serve. This is why impact evaluation has rapidly become a pivotal practice in the sector. Credible and appropriate impact evaluation can significantly improve the effectiveness of development, and there is no denying that the huge growth of interest – in commissioning, conducting and using impact evaluation to inform programming – is more than just a passing fad.

Designing and implementing developmental, formative, and summative evaluations is essential and valuable, however, there are a number of common pitfalls, which have cropped up in observing this growing trend. Here are our top tips that will save you time, energy and money.

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