This webinar is part of a monthly series offered by Utilization-Focused Evaluation in partnership with Blue Marble Evaluation. The publication of the new 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides an opportunity to revisit the interconnection between Blue Marble Evaluation and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. In essence, Blue Marble evaluations should be utilization-focused so Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides the overarching framework for Blue Marble Evaluation.
This month, we will be digging into the fifth operating principle of U-FE - Prioritize: Make attention to use the driving force of the evaluation from beginning to end.
A common mistake is to postpone attention to use until findings are generated. If you don’t know what you’re going to do with the findings before you get them, you won’t know what to do with them after you get them. This critical insight undergirds the utilization-focused evaluation principle on focusing on use from the beginning. In this webinar, we will explore the opportunities and challenges to prioritizing use throughout the evaluation.