03 - Evaluation of the Joint Action
Leader: Ministry of Health (MINSAL), Italy & Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Italy
Evaluation includes actions undertaken to verify if the project is being implemented as planned and reaches the objectives
Evaluation is an integral component of the Joint Action.
- Monitor Joint Action developments
- Attain Joint Action objectives
- Assess Joint Action effectiveness
- Contribute to continuous improvement of Joint Action quality
- Assess the Joint Actions strengths and weaknesses related to opportunities and threats
- An evaluation working group will be established and tasked with designing and implementing the Joint Action evaluation strategy.
- An evaluation plan will be developed using a logic framework method.
- All Joint Action activities will be evaluated at various stages of the action.
- Progress evaluation will be conducted to assess progress towards Joint Action objectives, milestones and to identify unexpected developments
- Outcome evaluation will be conducted to assess whether the Joint Action resulted in demonstrable effects on specifically defined outcomes
- Impact evaluation will be conducted to assess intended, unintended and long-term effects of the Joint Action
- The evaluation plan will include "SMART" indicators (process, output and outcomes/impact) chosen per specific objective, including target values. Process, output and outcome indicators will be assessed referring specific target values, directly linked to the specific objectives to measure performance of the Joint Action and the level to which the objectives are reached.
- The tools for collecting evidence will be quantitative (questionnaires, surveys, records of joint action activities, web server logs) and qualitative (structured or unstructured, expert opinions).
- An external SWOT analysis will be performed for the Joint Action activities and deliverables, using a subcontracted independent expert not related to the Joint Action consortium.
- Interim and final evaluation reports (M18 & M36).