Our agility sets us apart from other grant services teams, who often take a one-size-fits-all approach.
Starting any new project, program or grant takes significant time, energy, and resources, so it’s important to know if your efforts are paying off, whether the program is being well-implemented, and ultimately if it is effective in meeting grant outcomes. A third-party external evaluator can help answer these questions. NC State IES conducts independent, third-party evaluations of implementation and outcomes, using methods and tools customized for your needs.
The demand for grant-funded program accountability is rising, as grant stakeholders and/or funding sources want to understand how programs are working compared to the plans laid out in original grant proposals. Third-party evaluation is an important service in assessing implementation of proposed program activities and evaluating the achievement of stated goals.
Based on your needs and your project’s parameters, we choose a quality system framework to guide the development of a sound and systematic evaluation plan. This may include pre-intervention assessments, logic models and preliminary evaluation design, formative and summative evaluation processes, developmental evaluation perspectives, post-intervention assessments and plans and/or capacity building for long-term self-evaluation and growth.
Then, we connect objective research questions with your workplan activities. This highly specialized process brings together objective-oriented evaluation questions with your goals and activities, and allows us to be uniquely responsive to your needs. Such a foundation ensures a high-quality, rigorous and customer-focused evaluation.
If you’re interested in customized, third-party evaluation contact us today.
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