Planning for Cost Effective Evaluation with Evaluability Assessment

  • Date Posted: December 13, 2011
  • Authors: Elizabeth Dunn
  • Organizations/Projects: Impact LLC (as part of the ACDI/VOCA Consortium)
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief, Assessment
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

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.

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