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What is evaluation?
This section of the toolkit provides general information on evaluation and the steps involved. It also covers the specifics to evaluating knowledge mobilization (KMb) projects, including key considerations.
Evaluation involves systematically collecting information and analyzing it to see whether a program or a project is doing what it set out to do. It tells you how you’re doing and helps identify changes that need to be made along the way to help you achieve your goals.1
There’s no single way of doing evaluation. The evaluation process you develop will depend on your particular needs and circumstances, the knowledge mobilization strategies used and the changes you’d like to see.
- 1. Whitman, A., & Wadud, E. (2013). Measuring Success: Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives. Community Tool Box. Retrieved from: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/evaluate/evaluate-community-initiatives/measure-success/main