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At Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) we promote self-evaluation.  By learning how to evaluate your own activity you will discover what works or doesn’t, and how to make use of that learning to measure the difference you are making.

Our focus is on outcomes. But we do not promote a single evaluation tool. We encourage different and creative ways to engage people in evaluation.

Navigating the evaluation pathway is one way of getting started or checking that you are progressing. 

Evaluation Pathway

The pathway is made up of four evaluation stages:

Click this link to take you to each stage of the pathway which has information about appropriate workshops, support guides, tools and resources for every part of the process

The benefits of evaluation

Better evaluation and learning from evaluation results in more effective services for people and communities

At ESS we promote self-evaluation.  Self-evaluation

We believe evaluation should be valuable, relevant and proportionate.

What this means is that evaluation should:

We produced a number of case studies highlighting some of the benefits of evaluation.  If you would like more information or would like to share how your organisation has benefited from evaluation, please contact us.

Check out our resources here and browse blogs