One of the most commonly used definitions in program evaluation is this one from Michael Quinn Patton:
“Program evaluation is the systematic collection and analysis of information about program activities, characteristics, and outcomes to make judgments about the program, improve program effectiveness, and/or inform decisions about future programming” (1997).
Evaluation can help you learn what is working in your organization and what changes can be made to improve capacity, effectiveness and community response. We’ve gathered evaluation resources and tools here and are happy to add resources to share in the community. Please feel free to contact Janice Duddy, PAN’s Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research with suggested additions.
Recent Reports and Presentations:
Estimation of Key Population Size of People who Use Injection Drugs (PWID), Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Sex Workers (SW) who are At Risk of Acquiring HIV and Hepatitis C in the Five Health Regions of the Province of British Columbia (2016)
Population Size Estimates of Populations Affected by HIV and hepatitis C in BC (Presentation, 2016)