Determining Your Evaluation Capacity: An Informative Brief for Internal Evaluators & Evaluation Commissioners

Keywords Program Evaluation, Organizational Capacity Building


The Evaluation Capacity Network is a Canadian partnership of organizations serving early childhood and non-profit communities through evaluation capacity building opportunities, activities, and resources. They created this Brief to provide guidance on how to understand existing levels of evaluation capacity within organizations. It offers tools and tips on program evaluation and points to resources for strengthening organizational capacity.

Policy & Practice Implications

This resource can guide non-profit organizations to plan program evaluation by:

  • Helping them to assess their readiness and providing corresponding options.
  • Providing practical advice and considerations for hiring an external evaluator.

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