Utilization Focused Evaluation

Evaluation and Communication in Practice

UFE facilitates a learning process in which people in the real world apply evaluation findings and experiences to their work. The focus is on intended users. UFE does not prescribe any specific content, method, or theory. It is a guiding framework, rather than a methodology. UFE can include a wide variety of evaluation methods within an overall participatory paradigm. Decision making, in consultation with those who can benefit from the evaluation, is an important part of the process.

You can find Utilization Focused Evaluation: A primer for evaluators (Ricardo Ramírez and Dal Brodhead, 2013) on the Evaluation & Communication in Practice website.


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