Once you and your evaluator agree on an evaluation design and the data that will need to be collected, your evaluator needs to put together a work plan that describes how things will get done. A solid evaluation work plan should contain:

  • A delineation of the tasks and subtasks necessary to conduct the evaluation, indicating what evaluation staff will do and how
  • A description of staffing-who, and what level of effort-for each task and subtask
  • A discussion of the roles and responsibilities of evaluation staff, program staff, and (if applicable) expectations of staff from the sponsoring organization (i.e., community-based organization)
  • A timeline indicating when key tasks and subtasks will be completed, and when key deliverables (e.g., participation and immediate outcome findings; evaluation reports) will be submitted

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