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Planning for Cost Effective Evaluation with Evaluability Assessment

Organization(s): 
Impact LLC (as part of the ACDI/VOCA Consortium)
Author(s): 
Dunn
Elizabeth
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Evaluability assessment is the first step in planning a useful, cost-effective impact assessment. Upon completion of an evaluability assessment, the evaluation team will have gained detailed knowledge of the program; program stakeholders will have agreed upon a well-developed causal model; a basic design for the impact assessment will have been developed; and the evaluation team will have collected sufficient information about local resources, logistical issues, and potential methodological challenges to proceed with the detailed design and implementation of the impact assessment.