Template for evaluation plan

[NOTE: This resource is no longer accessible] This resource produced by the Queensland Government's Department of Education and Training offers a comprehensive evaluation template plan that is saved as a Word document so it can easily be opened, adjusted and filled in by users. It also provides an extensive evaluation checklist in Appendix 1.

(Word Document: 572KB)

We regret to inform you that this resource is no longer publicly available. Some alternative resources that may be useful include:

The BetterEvaluation and IDRC Managers' Guide to Evaluation, which includes an interactive GeneraTOR tool that can be used to document key decisions about an evaluation and generates a customized Terms of Reference that can be downloaded as a word document.

New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Evaluation Plan Template, which is designed to allow users to input data and information in a pre-formatted evaluation plan template.


  • Background. 
  • Project/Program/Initiative Definition. 
  • Evaluation Governance. 
  • Purpose of the Evaluation. 
  • Scope for the Evaluation. 
  • Core Evaluation Questions. 
  • Evaluation Stakeholders. 
  • Evaluation Management Structure. 
  • Evaluation Governance Group Membership. 
  • Evaluation Governance Group Terms of Reference. 
  • Reporting Requirements. 
  • Evaluation Design. 
  • Evaluation Framework. 
  • Information and Collection. 
  •  Evaluation Resources and Timeframe. 
  • Budget and Staff Resources. 
  • Evaluation Staff Roles and Responsibilities. 
  • Time Schedule. 
  • Appendix 1 Evaluation Plan Checklist 


Department of Education and Training (n.d.) Template for evaluation plan, Queensland Government. Retrieved from http://deta.qld.gov.au/publications/strategic/evaluation/doc/evaluation-plan-template.doc

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Nick Herft

Thanks, Leslie. I've updated the link.

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