An evaluation of the Youth Justice Board's AssetPlus programme found that practitioners liked the ideas underpinning the programme but felt that not all potential benefits were fully being realised. The evaluators suggested several areas for improvement.
Process vs Impact Evaluations
Once a client determines the need for a programme evaluation, the next question is what should be evaluated.
RAND Europe conducts process evaluations after a programme's implementation to determine what went well, and what could have gone better. We may also conduct process evaluations while a programme is ongoing, to help get it back on track.
Some outcome evaluations include impact assessments to measure the effect of a programme or policy. And some evaluations examine both process and impact.