Identifying the intended user(s) and use(s) of an evaluation
Evaluation Unit, IDRC, Ottawa, ON, CA
The decision to evaluate should be strategic and not rote. This guideline provides suggestions for identifying primary intended users and intended uses of an evaluation, drawing attention to the importance of doing so from the planning stage. Evaluations that emphasize use should be timed so that findings are available when decisions are being made or actions undertaken. By involving users in the process, the evaluation becomes more focused on aspects that will inform and influence users' future actions or decisions.
French version available in IDRC Digital Library: Détermination des utilisateurs et des utilisations prévus d’une évaluation
MONITORING AND EVALUATION, EVALUATION STRATEGIES, DISSEMINATION OF RESEARCH, IDRC, CANADA, GLOBAL, GUIDELINES, PROJECT EVALUATION, EVIDENCE-BASED PLANNING, STRATEGIC EVALUATION