Definitions for "Impact Evaluation"
A form of outcome evaluation that assesses the net effect of a program by comparing program outcomes with an estimate of what would have happened in the absence of a program. This form of evaluation is employed when external factors are known to influence the program's outcomes, in order to isolate the program's contribution to achievements or its objectives.
Examines the ultimate impact of a program on some type of community problem.
A type of outcome evaluation that focuses on the broad, long-term impacts or results of program activities. For example, an impact evaluation could show that a decrease in a community's crime rate is the direct result of a program designed to provide community policing.
A research study to determine if the response changed the problem 46