What to include in an evaluation brief

This paper from Charities Evaluation Services provides an overview of the process and content needed to create an evaluation brief.


  • What to consider before writing the brief
  • Suggested content for the brief
  • How to focus the purpose, focus, intended use and audience of the evaluation
  • Issues affecting the evaluation
  • Data collection
  • Internal responsibilities and liaison
  • Reporting
  • Practicalities
  • Timing of work
  • Budget
  • Timescale for considering the proposals
  • Considering other important information to tell consultants


Charities Evaluation Services, (n.d.). What to include in an evaluation brief (Guidance paper 2). Retrieved from website: http://www.ces-vol.org.uk/Resources/CharitiesEvaluationServices/Documents/guidancepaper2-423-431.pdf

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