You’re looking to evaluate a programme or project. But, before you do, how exactly do you go about it? And can it or should it be evaluated at all? These are all questions we ask in our evaluation scoping.
Firstly, what are you trying to achieve, for whom, and by what methods? By asking these questions we can assess when it’s feasible to evaluate the programme – and, if so – what the most appropriate methods are to do so.
Usually, after scoping a project we develop a Theory of Change. Think of this as your compass for both the programme and the evaluation, providing you with a clear sense of direction and helping you stay on course throughout the programme.
From The Theory of Change we can design an evaluation plan, which sets out the methods, tools and timelines for evaluating the programme.