Funders learn about the impact and effectiveness of their investments; stakeholders can have input to future directions; and target audiences can give direct feedback and have influence on the services being offered.
RMCG is experienced in delivering different types of evaluation, including summative, ex-post, contribution analyses and collaborative outcomes reporting. We have the skills to select and apply the most effective evaluation techniques, and we use program logic or theory of action models, because they are versatile and readily understood by participants in the evaluation.
Our evaluations focus on identifying achievements as well as areas for improvement. We frame our findings as things that should continue and things that should change.
We place evaluation in a tight loop with planning. When we are working with teams on planning, we often use evaluation-based tools like program logic or theory of action. Similarly, when we are conducting an evaluation, the evaluation framework we create can provide a solid structure for project planning.
Our evaluations do more than report on project data collected and collated. We focus on interpretation of that data by considering things like the operating environment, the policy context, capacity and resourcing. Our key focus is to combine the evaluation findings with our content knowledge and experience to provide genuine insights and suggestions that will drive long term improvements.