Institutionalized budget allocation

This strategy requires management leadership and uses the rule of thumb approach to estimate the percentage of project funds to spend on evaluation. This could be done more accurately by developing an initial evaluation budget.

The benefit of this approach is that helps to support the practice and culture of evaluation in the organization more broadly. The funds could be pooled and allocated according to the organization’s evaluation priorities. It may not be necessary or useful to evaluate every project hence it might  work better for these funds not to be linked to each project budget otherwise managers may be obliged to evaluate each project regardless of the value of the evaluation. 

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Sources

Horn J, 2001, The Checklist for developing end evaluating evaluation budgets, The Evaluation Center Western Michigan University retrieved from www.wmich.edu/evalctr/

The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Institute (2009). Create a Budget. Evaluation Toolkit. Retrieved June 28, 2012, from http://toolkit.pellinstitute.org/evaluation-guide/plan-budget/develop-a-budget/

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