Pre-visits to program sites – starting a relationship Case studies for each program evaluated were disseminated to: program staff and in-country national OVC stakeholders (IPGs) Sharing preliminary results with each participating program for validation, get 1 st reactions, and solicit their feedback on drafts. Conducting dissemination and information use workshops of final findings and come-up with a data use plan (recommendations) Follow-up – to ensure recommendations are implemented.
National OVC stakeholders –service providers, donors, etc
Dissemination and Use of Results from OVC Program Evaluations Florence Nyangara, PhD MEASURE Evaluation/Futures Group Dissemination Meeting, September 3 rd , 2009 Washington, DC
Data use actionable recommendations plan (see National Tanzania)
Responsibilities are assigned ( joint plans) which shows who will do what - implicated people do something
Follow-up plans to assess if the actionable recommendations are implemented according to plan
This formalizes the follow-up plans which is often forgotten after disseminations
Qualitatively (January/February, 2010)
Process Effect: Increased demand for more data for decision-making - more programs want to conduct simple evaluations of these nature to find out if their key program components (IGA) are making a difference.
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