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UFE step-by-step: an introduction

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Sarah Goodier, ROER4D Evaluation Adviser, reflects the Utilisation Focussed Evaluation approach.

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UFE step-by-step: an introduction

  1. 1. UFE step-by-step: an introduction Modified from slides by: Joaquín Navas & Ricardo Ramírez (December 2009) By Sarah Goodier ROER4D Evaluation Advisor
  2. 2. Project evaluation is… Systematic collection of information about the: - activities, - characteristics and - results of project
  3. 3. Project evaluation is… Systematic collection of information about the: - activities, - characteristics and - results of project to make: - judgments about the project, - improve or further develop project effectiveness, - inform decisions about future programming, and/or - increase understanding
  4. 4. A collaborative approach means… • Maintenance of an ongoing focus on LEARNING. • Clarification of ROLES and EXPECTATIONS. • Creation of spaces for DIALOGUE. • JOINT FOCUS on all issues being investigated. • Attention to the VALIDATION of findings. • Joint INTERPRETATION of results.
  5. 5. Utilization focused evaluation is… A decision-making framework for enhancing the utility and actual use of evaluations. (Patton, 2008a: slide 9)
  6. 6. Utilization focused evaluation is… A decision-making framework for enhancing the utility and actual use of evaluations. (Patton, 2008a: slide 9)
  7. 7. Utilization focused evaluation is… A PROCESS for helping primary intended users (PIUs) select the most appropriate content, model, methods, theory and uses for their particular situation.
  8. 8. Utilization focused evaluation is… Evaluation done for and with specific, intended primary USERS (= PIUs) for specific, intended USES.
  9. 9. What are uses? “USES” refers to the way real people in the real world APPLY evaluation findings and experience the evaluation PROCESS. (Patton, 2008a: slide 9)
  10. 10. Uses in ROER4D: think about How would we APPLY evaluation findings in ROER4D? How can the evaluation PROCESS help us?
  11. 11. Utilization focused evaluation is… 1. Evaluations should be JUDGED by their utility and ACTUAL USE. 2. No evaluation should go forward unless and until there are primary intended users who will use the information that can be produced. 3. Primary intended users are involved in the process. 4. Evaluation is part of initial program design. The primary intended users want information to help answer a question or questions. 5. Evaluator’s role is to help intended users clarify their purpose and objectives. 6. Implications for use are part of every decision throughout the evaluation – it is the driving force of the evaluation process. (Patton, 2008a)
  12. 12. UFE in 12 steps: 1. Assessing program readiness 2. Assessing evaluator readiness 3. Identifying primary intended users 4. Situational analysis 5. Identification of primary intended uses 6. Focusing the evaluation 7. Evaluation design 8. Simulation of use 9. Data collection 10. Data analysis 11. Facilitation of use 12. Meta evaluation
  13. 13. Comments/Questions? Image by OpenSourceWay available on Flickr under a CC-BY-SA license
  14. 14. References Navas, J. and Ramírez, R. (2009). Facilitating UFE step-by-step: a process guide for evaluators (Module 1: Steps 1-3 of UFE checklist). Available online at: http://evaluationinpractice.files. wordpress.com/2010/02/ufe_steps1to3.ppt. Navas, J. and Ramírez, R. (2009). Facilitating UFE step-by-step: a process guide for evaluators (Module 2: Steps 4-6 of UFE checklist). Available online at: http://evaluationinpractice. files.wordpress.com/2011/08/sleva2ufe_steps4to6.ppt Patton, M. Q. (2008). Utilization focused evaluation. Presentation to the AEA. Ramírez, R. and Brodhead, D. (2013). Utilization focused evaluation: a primer for evaluators. Southbound, Penang. Available online at: http://evaluationinpractice.files.wordpress. com/2013/04/ufeenglishprimer.pdf
  15. 15. Thank you Excluding images, screenshots and logos and/or unless otherwise indicated on content

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