Formative evaluation

definition

Formative evaluation intends to improve performance, most often conducted during the implementation phase of projects or programmes (UNDP, 2009: 137).

example of use

Recommendations to advance coaching evaluation research include the creation of collaborative partnerships between the evaluation stakeholders (client, coach, client’s organization, and coaching organization) to facilitate the conducting of systematic formative evaluations, the collection of multi-source and multi-level data, and the inclusion of distal outcomes in evaluation plans (Ely et al, 2010: 3)., Formative evaluation in Guinea is provided by evaluators who make three visits per year to each funded team and many formal conferences and workshops serve to train teachers, facilitators, evaluators, regional co-ordinators and jury members for roles in the programme (Martin and Stella, 2007: 116).

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