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PM E This presentation looks specifically at evaluation. It is based on the positioning document validated by the Programme Board of Directors on 4th June 2004 Version 1– July 2004 Double-click on the icon to open this positioning document :
Contents Our external evaluation practice. Why evaluate? Who decides to evaluate? When to evaluate? Who evaluates ? What to evaluate? How to evaluate?
Our external evaluation practice Little mobilisation of external expertise in relation to the number of projects : 7 external evaluations in 2001, 10 in 2002, 8 in More external evaluations in the former ANS fields, in particular in rural development (9 external evaluations out of the 25 identified). A concentration on certain programmes and projects.
Why evaluate? 1. To analyse an operation, 2. To give account, 3. To learn from experience, 4. To contribute towards social change.
Who decides to evaluate? Handicap International The funding body(ies) The partner(s)
When to evaluate? At the implementation stage of the operation, at the end of the operation, at a later date. The resources are identified during the co- development stage of the project. The system is defined in detail at the start of the project. Any project of 3 years’ duration or more should be evaluated.
Who evaluates? One person or a team of people, internal or external. If a project of three years’ duration or more is only to be evaluated once, this evaluation will be carried out by an external consultant. To avoid being both judge and judged, an internal evaluator must not have been involved in the development or implementation of the project.
What to evaluate? - One or several projects or one or several programmes, - A partnership, - A dynamic, a process, - The effects, the impact of an operation, - An approach, a concept, - A structure.
How to evaluate? 1 - Decision to plan an evaluation 2 – Drawing up of the terms of reference 3 – Selection of the evaluator(s) 4 – Definition of the method 5 – Preparation of the mission 6 – Completion of the mission in the field 7 –Writing of the report 8 –Presentation of the report 9 – Diffusion of the report 10 –Follow up of the recommendations 11 – Valorisation of the report 12 – Impact of the evaluation
A few quality criteria Impartiality & independence of the evaluators. Credibility & transparency of the evaluators. Utility of the evaluation, and the way it is run, in decision-making. Participation of the parties involved in the project so as to strengthen their capacity in the field of evaluation, but mainly to make it easier for them to appropriate the lessons drawn from the exercise.
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