public information about evaluation

Public information about evaluation

Providing a clear definition or explanation of evaluation in online and printed materials.

An important part of evaluation capacity strengthening at the level of an organisation or a system is to have clear and constructive information widely available about what evaluation is and what evaluators do.  This can support individual and communities to engage in evaluation processes and to use evaluation findings.  This is particularly important for evaluation, where there is often a lack of understanding of what it involves, or a misunderstanding that it always involves a review by a content expert or is focused only on compliance with processes.