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Evaluating Community Projects - A Practical Guide

Last Updated: Friday 25 October 2019

by Marilyn Taylor, Derrick Purdue, Mandy Wilson and Pete Wilde

These guidelines were developed as part of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation Programme to help 20 community and voluntary organisations to evaluate their work.

It provides an introduction to what evaluation is, why you should do it and a set of key principles.

The booklet describes five steps of an evaluation: review the situation; gather evidence; analyse the evidence; make use of what you find out; share you findings with others.

A menu of information gathering methods is presented. A useful table for reviewing your project, complete with example, and a further table for planning the evaluation are also included.

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