Ensuring the quality of the report

Evaluation exercises take a lot of effort and resources. They can bring out important findings that can facilitate decision-making. However, they may end up as just another document 'on the shelf' if they cannot put the message across to the stakeholders involved.

To ensure the quality of the report, the report

  • should focus on details related to the specific evaluation question(s) being examined,
  • should not address dimensions or issues not directly relevant to that specific evaluation exercise and
  • should tailor output from the evaluation to the needs of the different evaluation audience or stakeholder groups.

There are plenty examples of evaluation reports and quality assurance criteria that may be useful to review before deciding on the quality criteria that you will apply in your case.