This legal document was released by the U.S. Agency for International Development and contains official instructions for Preparing Evaluation Reports .
Q: What are evaluation reports?
A: Evaluation reports are documents that summarize the results and findings of an evaluation or assessment.
Q: Why are evaluation reports important?
A: Evaluation reports are important because they provide an objective assessment of the performance and effectiveness of a program, project, or policy.
Q: What should be included in an evaluation report?
A: An evaluation report should include the background and purpose of the evaluation, the methodology used, the findings and conclusions, and any recommendations for improvement.
Q: Who prepares evaluation reports?
A: Evaluation reports are typically prepared by professionals with expertise in evaluation, such as evaluators or researchers.
Q: What is the purpose of preparing evaluation reports?
A: The purpose of preparing evaluation reports is to communicate the results and findings of an evaluation to stakeholders and decision-makers.
Q: Who are the intended audience for evaluation reports?
A: The intended audience for evaluation reports may include program managers, policymakers, funders, and other stakeholders who are interested in the evaluation findings.
Q: Are evaluation reports confidential?
A: The confidentiality of evaluation reports may vary depending on the specific circumstances and requirements of the evaluation. In some cases, evaluation reports may be treated as confidential documents.
Q: What are some best practices for preparing evaluation reports?
A: Some best practices for preparing evaluation reports include using clear and concise language, organizing the report in a logical manner, presenting the findings and conclusions objectively, and providing actionable recommendations.
Q: Are evaluation reports final or can they be revised?
A: Evaluation reports can be revised, especially if new information or data becomes available after the initial report is completed. However, once a report is finalized and distributed, any revisions should be clearly documented and communicated to the relevant stakeholders.
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