Need practical how-to info that aims to help you build your evaluation capacity? This collection includes suggested readings from our friends at BetterEvaluation, the Center for Evaluation Innovation, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations as well as hand-picked content by Candid. Thousands of actual evaluations are  available for download.

More ways to engage:
- Add your organization's content to this collection.
- Send us content recommendations.
- Easily share this collection on your website or app.

Search this collection

Clear all

1 results found

reorder grid_view

What Is a Tested, Effective Program?

November 21, 2016

What Is a Tested, Effective Program? As the name implies, tested, effective programs have undergone rigorous testing; their effectiveness is demonstrated by a convincing set of persuasive evidence. This evidence refers to four categories of information about the program:- Impact: How much positive change in developmental outcomes comes from the program?- Intervention specificity: Are the target population, the outcome and risk and protective factors to be addressed clearly stated? Does the theory of change or logic model explain how the change comes about?- Evaluation quality: Can we be confident in the program's evaluation?- System readiness: Is the program ready for implementation at scale?