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What is an Evaluability Assessment?

An evaluability assessment is a brief study to determine whether an evaluation would be useful and feasible. As the name suggests, the study is a means for determining whether a program is “evaluable” and for focusing the evaluation.

It helps clarify the goals and objectives of the programme, identify data resources available, pinpoint gaps, identify data that need to be developed, identify key stakeholders and clarify their information needs.

It may also redefine the purpose of the evaluation and the methods for conducting it. The image below gives guidelines on how an evaluabity assessment may be done.

Reference: (2009). Morra-Imas, Linda G. and Ray C. Rist. 'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective development evaluations." The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank


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