Why is Evaluation important?

Not only does evaluation give us the tools to examine the impact of our work, it also allows us to explore mechanisms of change.  By evaluating what we do, we create opportunities to learn, adapt, and grow.

Through different types of evaluation, we are able to answer the following questions:

  • What type of change is generated by our project?

  • What is working well and how might our project be adapted to better meet the needs of the people or community we are serving?

  • How can our work become more sustainable and continue to grow overtime?

From this perspective, evaluation should always be driven to empower.