Approach: Key Intentions

Building a Foundation

Building a Foundation

  • Identify information priorities and needs
  • Clarify program components and link them to intended results
  • Define anticipated outcomes and goals
  • Select appropriate, innovative, and rigorous methods and measures

Designing for Sustainability

Designing for Sustainability

  • Contribute to a research base for broad audiences
  • Utilize dissemination mechanisms with proven effectiveness
  • Scale-up implementation with different target audiences and settings
  • Plan for integration of evaluation as part of continuous learning cycle

Deepening Understanding

Deepening Understanding

  • Understand the effectiveness of programs, products, and services
  • Reflect on what interventions work, how they work, and why they work
  • Know how to make sound and appropriate mid-course corrections
  • Create feedback loops and continual-learning infrastructures

Reaching
the Goal

Reaching the Goal

  • Improve programs, products, and services
  • Report outcomes and impacts
  • Meet the needs of target audiences
  • Guide decision making for strategic planning and development