utilisation-focused evaluation

Reporting and supporting evaluation use and influence: Tips from evaluators

Gordon Wanzare's picture 13th October 2021 by Gordon Wanzare

Evaluation use is a key issue for the evaluation community. The aim of evaluation is to be influential, so it should be of use to policymakers, programme developers, project planners and managers. I recently used a survey of evaluators to explore the concept of evaluation use, how evaluation practitioners view it and how this translates into their work – in other words, how evaluators are reporting and supporting evaluation use and influence.