Lesson Five Shared Resource: Impact Evaluation

In class, we spoke on length about program evaluation.  I found this short video on Youtube which takes the program evaluation a bit further, it is called impact evaluation which attempts to filter out elements external to a program in order to determine a program’s true impact:

 

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3 Responses to Lesson Five Shared Resource: Impact Evaluation

  1. Thanks for sharing the video. An impact evaluation offers information about the impacts produced by an intervention – positive and negative, intended, and unintended, direct and indirect. This means that an impact evaluation must show what has been the cause of observed changes (in this case ‘impacts’) referred to as causal attribution (also referred to as causal inference). If an impact evaluation collapses to systematically undertake causal attribution, there is a greater risk that the evaluation will create incorrect findings and lead to incorrect decisions.

  2. Profile photo of f.talla f.talla says:

    Thank you for sharing this video. I believe every organization should have an impact evaluation at the end of every program in order to determine the outcome. It will also help organizations determine whether the program is working or not. Impact evaluation examines a comparison between what the happen and what would have happened without the program. What works, what doesn’t, where and when? When conducting an impact evaluation, the organization should use randomization to assign people to each group, with similar level of education, similar training in order to compare the results. This will allow them to see if it Individual differences and not a program.

  3. Thanks for sharing the video. The importance of evaluating the program is really important. I think it could benefit every organization. I think the impact evaluation model is a deeper dive to understand outcomes and what could be changed. The impact model I believe is focused on quality and creating effective and efficient changes.

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