A process evaluation is a management tool for ensuring accountability, identifying implementation challenges, and pinpointing gaps that need to be addressed.
Used to track your progress as a project evolves, a process evaluation measures outputs and ensures that you have conducted activities as planned (for example, by counting the number of people you have trained or the meals you have served). It can also help you drill down to identify subset populations (telling you not only how many senior residents participated in a project, but how many were over age 80 or lived more than a mile away).
The following worksheet will help you plan your process evaluation.
Process Evaluation Planning Checklist (MS Word, 71KB)