The Second Edition of Building Evaluation Capacity provides 89 highly structured activities which require minimal instructor preparation and encourage application-based learning of how to design and conduct evaluation studies. Ideal for use in program evaluation courses, professional development workshops, and organization stakeholder trainings, the activities cover the entire process of evaluation, including: understanding what evaluation is; the politics and ethics; the influence of culture; various models, approaches and designs; data collection and analysis methods; communicating and reporting progress and findings; and building and sustaining support. Each activity includes an overview, instructional objectives, minimum and maximum number of participants, range of time required, materials needed, primary instructional method, and procedures for facilitators to help learners in the most common evaluation practices.

Communicating and Reporting Evaluation Processes and Findings

Communicating and Reporting Evaluation Processes and Findings

Communicating and Reporting Evaluation Processes and Findings


This section includes activities that address

  • Communicating and reporting throughout an evaluation study
  • Communicating and reporting strategies for various evaluation processes and findings

The following information is provided as a brief introduction to the topics covered in these activities.

Keeping evaluation stakeholders informed about an evaluation’s progress is good professional practice. Reporting an evaluation’s findings in ways that facilitate understanding and use is also important. There are several things to consider when communicating with and reporting to an evaluation’s stakeholders before, during, and after an evaluation (Torres, 2009).

Why Communicate and Report?

  • To convey information about the program to build awareness and support and to provide the basis for asking questions
  • To describe how a program is ...
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