Evaluation of the project
Actions undertaken to verify if the project is being implemented as planned and reaches the objective
As defined by CHAFEA, evaluation is the systematic appraisal of the success of a project in terms of its quality and achievement of objectives. Further, depending upon purpose, an evaluation can be a process (formative) or effect (summative) evaluation. Process evaluation in general focuses on monitoring the implementation process, the improvement of the work being implemented and the increase of chances of success. Meanwhile, effect evaluation is one that is conducted towards the end of a project to verify if the objectives have been achieved. As a type of process evaluation, the Learning Alliance (LA) methodology is defined as a mechanism or tool that facilitates the potential solution of a research problem by tapping into stakeholders’ diverse perspectives. It enables new ways of work and thus strengthens learning and impact. A network of stakeholders attempt to connect as much as they can in platforms that seek to break down barriers to learn both horizontally and vertically around a research project as well as to optimize relationships.