Key to building a community interested in evaluating complex interventions is to create dialogue spaces where ideas on evaluation and learning are exchanged and plans for action emerge.

February 15, 2017

Evaluation Round Table

Identifying Evaluation Questions that Most Policy Interventions Need to Answer

The Evaluation Round Table Workshop was focused on identifying classes of evaluation questions that policy and practice interventions need to answer.  Several strategies were highlighted such as:  the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020, the Toronto Newcomer Strategy, the Toronto Seniors Strategy, the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy, and ProsperityTO: the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy.  Heath Priston spoke on the challenges that are encountered in evaluating these strategies.  He highlighted the types of questions and information needs that the City of Toronto encounters during its evaluation efforts.

The workshop also included open dialogue around matching evaluation approaches, methods and design in response to such evaluation questions.