Exploring the Isues
An Evaluation Literature Review
This paper is divided into five parts. Part one looks at the different types and purposes of evaluation and other measurement and accountability tools. Part two looks at the factors that contribute to making evaluations useful. Part three surveys what is happening in Ontario’s nonprofit sector and identify some of the tensions and challenges that get in the way of useful evaluation. Part four offers up ideas on promoting increased use of evaluation. Finally, part five covers some early ideas from our research to date for potential strategies and solutions to be included in a Sector Driven Evaluation Strategy.