Program Evaluation for the Homelessness Sector

Preparing for a Program Evaluation

Introduction to Part 1


  • What is Program Evaluation?
  • Types of Program Evaluation
  • Program Evaluation Terms
  • Steps in Program Evaluation
  • Why Evaluate?

Main Takeaways

  • There are different types of program evaluation that are used for different purposes.
  • Program evaluation is an essential tool for understanding what is working in your program and what isn’t. 
  • Some people are reluctant to take on program evaluation but the benefits far outweigh the challenges.
  • By increasing capacity within the sector to conduct good program evaluations, we can make use of resources and provide better outcomes for participants.