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Evaluation Capacity Diagnostic Tool

This Evaluation Capacity Diagnostic Tool is designed to help organizations assess their readiness to take on many types of evaluation activities. It captures information on organizational context and the evaluation experience of staff and can be used in various ways. For example, the tool can pinpoint particularly strong areas of capacity as well as areas for improvement, and can also calibrate changes over time in an organization’s evaluation capacity. In addition, this diagnostic can encourage staff to brainstorm about how their organization can enhance evaluation capacity by building on existing evaluation experience and skills. Finally, the tool can serve as a precursor to evaluation activities with an external evaluation consultant.

Click here to download the Evaluation Capacity Diagnostic Tool (a fillable .xls file). Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about downloading and using the Tool.

For information on how to interpret your scores, please visit our Results page (password: informchange).


“Thank you for sharing this valuable tool. I completed it with a friend whose organization I’m familiar with… It was interesting to learn that there was still a lot to be done within the organization’s scope and stage of development in order to improve its evaluation capacity. The nice thing about this tool is that it serves as a guiding framework to show leaders exactly the areas that they need to work on.”
– Maha Al Makhamreh, Research Assistant and Graduate Student, Education, Queen’s University


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