Benefits of Program Evaluation

 

  1. Attract new funding by demonstrating measurable outcomes to current or prospective funding agencies.

  2. Improve program implementation by identifying specific strengths and weaknesses of a program.

  3. Make better management decisions based on data produced by different program sites, service providers, or strategies.

  4. Motivate program staff by measuring the positive impact of their efforts.

  5. Create credibility and visibility within communities served by publicizing positive evaluation results in the media.

  6. Build sustainability when positive evaluation results attract additional participants and partnerships.

  7. Support program replication through documentation of effective practices.