Carrying out the evaluation of partnerships in R&I

The second step 'carrying out the evaluation' involves four main stages.

First, we need to understand and possibly (re)create the intervention logic and then document this as clearly as possible with the Logic Frame. Provided we have decided which evaluation questions to examine, we then proceed to collecting the necessary data and information. The importance of setting up a monitoring and evaluation system from the outset is highlighted here again, this time clarifying which information should be collected at the partnership/network level and at project level and when. This step also includes defining indicators for outputs, outcomes and impacts with examples of 'generic' indicators that can be used by P2Ps. The last sub-section refers to the collection of data and information ad hoc, i.e. outside the frame of the monitoring data collection system. Here, we focus on online surveys, interviews and case studies as these are the most commonly used in the P2P world and we offer our experience from carrying out such tasks for P2Ps since 2015. Templates for inviting people to interviews and surveys as well as for conducting interviews with various stakeholders (partnership members, funding agencies, project beneficiaries, etc.) and a standard template for impact assessment of supported projects are also provided. The last step is the analysis of data and information which includes references to reports that present in detail the pros and cons of each method.

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