Hi there, wikimediaindia-l! I've found the short guide to "Program evaluation basics" helpful to me. You can start with "why evaluate in the first place?" and continue with "Efficiency, effectiveness and impact," "The 'Program Impact Model'," and a glossary and a short list of recommended reading.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Program_evaluation_basics:_why_evaluate_in_the_first_place%3F I especially appreciated the diagram at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Program_evaluation_basics:_the_program_impact_model . I like having words for the different parts of evaluation, especially to clarify the difference between inputs and activities, between outputs and outcomes, and between outcomes and impact. For instance, my group has, in the past, found that our outputs from specific events or other activities were reasonably adequate, but didn't lead to sufficient outcomes, or to impact. I bring this up on wikimediaindia-l partly because I see so many post-event reports here that often mention specific outputs (like my own https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Berlin_Hackathon_2012/Retrospective ), and want to encourage organizers to also specifically emphasize outcomes and impact. best, Sumana -- Sumana Harihareswara Engineering Community Manager Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l