Monitor and evaluate
How to implement
- Develop an evaluation plan with measurable outcomes and clear timelines, responsibilities and guidelines. Ideally, this plan should be developed early, but it can still be adapted throughout the program lifecycle.
- Continuously monitor and evaluate to examine success, feasibility, impact and sustainability:
- Research and evaluation outcomes should guide future directions and planning activities (e.g., collect participant feedback to guide program content and delivery and to gain insight into why they participate).
- Seek financial and/or human resource support from public, private, voluntary and community organizations to support evaluation.
- Communicate findings to key stakeholders in a way that is tailored to their specific interests.
- Share best practices and lessons-learned to facilitate learning and celebrate successes.
For an easy to use, step-by-step evaluation guide, check out Public Health Ontario’s Introductory Workbook.
Learning from Experience: Monitor and Evaluate