Chapter 2 Planning Project Evaluation This chapter explains key issues to consider for evaluation planning. However, special attention has been given to aligning the Handbook to NSF’s unique needs and experiences. 4 EVALUATION PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES History Recently, the Foundation adopted a common strategic framework to be used across all its program areas: Outcome-focused Grantmaking (OFG).2 Monitoring and evaluation is the framework’s ninth element, but expectations about what The focus and purpose of an evaluation differs depending on the needs of stakeholders that may include project developers, funding agencies, local government, community, teaching personnel and students. 69. It can be used by a group of people, or by individuals working alone. Handbook for Project Evaluation ) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Eval Program Plann 22(1). 6) Select and Implement the . Logic Models: A tool for telling your program’s performance story. It assesses the effectiveness of a piece of work, a project or a programme. 1999. Figure 7.1 Format of the Logic Model Example Used in the PEPH Evaluation Metrics Manual. “Evaluation questions” will be explained as the first step in making a work plan, and then, “basis for judgment,” “necessary data and data sources,” and “data collection methods” will follow. Put simply, evaluation by members of a project or organisation will help people to learn from their day-to-day work. McLaughlin JA, Jordan GB. 68. Project evaluation is a methodology for assessing the economic, social, environmental and financial impact of proposed capital projects. PROJECT EVALUATION Multi-Criteria Analysis Best Option 7) Monitor Performance Strategy >> Program >>Project Market Demand Analysis 6 7 Figure by MIT OCW. In addition, a range of NSF program areas have been selected to provide concrete examples of the evaluation issues discussed. It can also highlight whether your project is moving steadily and successfully towards All the impacts associated with a capital project are identified and, where possible, costs and benefits valued in monetary terms, so that the projects Identifying the Need for a Project Develop Project Options Evaluation of Options Analysis Technical Assessment/ It builds on Step 10.1 and ensures that a project’s objectives and their indicators are linked to a coherent system The evaluation approach, design and methodologies should match the specific project. project’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities. Watson S. 2002. impacts, and we provide examples of how these elements may be useful for project planning and evaluation. Business Process 10.2 describes the business process to establish an M&E system once an award has been made. is a platform for academics to share research papers.