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What is EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION

Assessing results versus expectations. Using a pre-execution method of measuring achievements against stated milestones, objectives, and goals. This includes determining reasons achievements fell short or why it took so long. Measures can be cause-and-effect relationships to evaluate the worth of a particular policy or a set of policies in producing some wanted outcome. Known also as summative evaluation. See evaluation.

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