10 tips for delivering negative evaluation results

June 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm Leave a comment

From the  Better Evaluation Blog, a very useful post on how to deliver negative evaluation results – that they have summarised in ten tips:

1. Use a participatory approach from the start
2. Discuss possible negative results in the early contracting and design stages
3. Inform clients immediately and often – a ‘no surprises’ approach
4. Build in time for course correction
5. Question the evaluation plan
6. Emphasize the positives
7. Tell the truth
8. Present results in terms of lessons learned
9. Provide suggestions for addressing deficiencies
10. Involve stakeholders in identifying obstacles and ways to overcome them

Read the full post and explanations here>>

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