types of barriers are commonly faced in evaluation

Evaluation is the comparison of actual project impacts against the agreed strategic plans. It looks at what you set out to do, at what you have accomplished, and how you accomplished it. It can be formative (taking place during the life of a project or organisation, with the intention of improving the strategy or way of functioning of the project or organisation). It can also be summative (drawing learnings from a completed project or an organisation that is no longer functioning). Someone once described this as the difference between a check-up and an autopsy! The definition of systematic evaluation is often problematic and it can not be argued that evaluation does not need a definition. Practical problems are not due to a lack of a definition but rather are a result of attempting to define evaluation.
Barriers To Staff Evaluation:
·         Time consuming exercise
·         Cost Factor
·         Lack of Co-operation from the employees
·         Lack of Administrative Support
·         Lack of expertise for conducting effective impact evaluations

Barriers To Client Evaluation:
·         Clientele are generally resistive to completing evaluation measures.
·         Demographic information is difficult to obtain and oft times offensive to clientele
·         Pen and Paper types of evaluation are difficult since they are influenced by clientele literacy
·         Time constraints for using evaluation in program.

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