Program evaluation is a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using information to answer questions about projects, policies and programs, particularly about their effectiveness and efficiency. During program evaluation, important considerations often include how much the program costs per participant, how the program could be improved, whether the program is worthwhile, whether there are better alternatives, if there are unintended outcomes, and whether the program goals are appropriate and useful. The evaluation framework will emphasize an approach of participatory identification of challenges, constraints, and success factors as a basis for conclusions, lessons learned and decision on courses of action or change.
GEECS’s wide range of services include, but are not limited to:
- Assist our clients in the identification of the interventions that pose risks to one or more of the program/project components and the measures and means planned to protect the environment;
- Support our clients in the description of the characteristics of the monitoring program where foreseeable (e.g., location of interventions, planned protocols, list of measured parameters, analytical methods employed, schedule, human and financial resources required);
- Clarify the proponent’s intervention mechanisms in the event of the observation of non-compliance with the legal and environmental requirements or with the obligations imposed on contractors by the environmental provisions of their contracts; and
- Draft guidelines for preparing monitoring reports (number, content, frequency, format) that will be sent to the various stakeholders concerned.