The purpose of the project was to support the Canadian Evaluation Society’s (CES) advocacy efforts, as well as the development of a Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) for program evaluation by identifying the:
- benefits that can be attributed to program evaluation;
- outputs necessary to achieve those benefits; and
- knowledge and skills needed to produce the outputs.
The final report, available at the CES’ website at the link below, is based on information gathered through a literature review, two Internet consultations with the evaluation community, two discussion sessions with delegates at the CES 2002 National Conference, and online discussions among members of an international expert reference panel.