Evaluation Contract Checklist Tool

This checklist is designed to help evaluators and clients identify key contractual issues that require agreement before an evaluation can commence. Clarity and agreement on these issues between the two parties can increase the likelihood of the successful completion of an evaluation.

The checklist is classified into Basic Considerations

  • Information
  • Analysis
  • Reports
  • Reporting Safeguards
  • Protocol
  • Evaluation Management
  • Client responsibilities
  • Evaluation Budget
  • Review and control of the Evaluation


The checklist can help evaluators and the commissioners of evaluation to sort out issues those may otherwise lead to misunderstandings, disruption or even discontinuation of the activity.


Stufflebeam, D. L. Evaluation Checklists Project, (1999). Evaluation contracts checklist. Retrieved from website: http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/archive_checklists/contracts.pdf

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