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What is evaluation?
- A systematic and objective process
- Relevance
- Effectiveness
- Impacts
What is the purpose of evaluation?
- Establish or clarify program effectiveness
- Improve program implementation
- Address administrative needs
- Make judgements about the worth or value of a HP project
- Overall purpose will embody the goals of the intervention
Why is evaluation important?
- Cornerstone of program improvement
- But, must be carfully planned and executed for it to be effective
- Two types of evalutation that can be undertaken with a HP project
- Evaluate how the project has functioned as a means, as well as evaluating whether its outputs and outcomes have value
Define a project.
A project has:
- a clearly defined beginning and end, with identifiable stages betwee; and
- specified outputs and outcomes that are reflected in the stated goals/aims and objectives of the project
The project evaluation framework.
Project start --> project goals, aims, objectives

Project processes --> planning, communication, resources, budgeting, instruments etc

Project end/implementation
--> outputs e.g. products
--> outcomes e.g. changes

(All steps following --> are possible foci for evaluation)
What two kinds of evaluation are there?
- Outcome (and output) evaluation

- Process evaluation
Describe outcome/output evaluation.
- Evaluates project outcomes in terms of changes in knowledge, behaviours and/or attitudes
- Healthcare outcomes
> death
> disease
> disability
- evaluates project outputs in terms of reliability of information on brochures etc
Describe process evaluation.
- Indicates how well the intervention/project is achieving its immediate goals
> increased use of complementary medicines
> increased use of bicycle helmets
- measure the effectiveness of teh tools and methods used in the intervention
- a number of processes in the planning, development and overall management of the project can be evaluated
What processes should be evaluated?
task management
resource allocation
budget/cost control
training of team members
reporting processes
development of measurement instruments
functioning and commitment of team
Who should be involved in evaluation of a HP project?
- All major 'stakeholders' should be involved, especially in framing the evaluation objectives and questions
- stakeholders are those people/groups that have an investment in the outcomes of a project, including:
funding sources, corporations, health professionals, researchers, staff, and teh end-user of a product or resource etc...
What are the general steps in evaluation?
1. Specify, select, refine or modify project goals and evaluation objectives
2. Establish standards/criteria (performance measures) where appropriate
3. Plan appropriate evaluation design (what are the key questions, what is feasible)
4. Select and/or develop data gathering methods
5. Collect relevant data
6. Process, summarise and analyse relevant data
7. Contrast data with evaluation standards and criteria (relate back to step 2)
8. Report and feedback results
9. Assess cost-benefit/effectiveness
10. Reflect (evaluate) the evaluation.