Robust evaluation is an essential component of Well North to demonstrate that the programme achieves its principal aims.
Our approach to evaluation is based on methods that are internationally accepted as providing the highest level of evidence available. 1 In our analysis of individual projects and the programme as a whole, we will use a Realist Evaluation approach 2. Traditional forms of evaluation are largely based on measuring the effectiveness of projects and programmes. Very often, however, the evidence obtained in this way has been mixed or conflicting. 3 Realist evaluation is not primarily interested in establishing effectiveness but in answering a number of key questions:
What actually happened? Why did it happen? What was the context in which it happened? Would this happen again in a different situation? How much of the outcome was actually due to the intervention? 3
Original languageEnglish
TypeProtocol for Well North Realist Evaluation
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015


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