Evaluation for Improvement: A Seven-Step Empowerment Evaluation Approach

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This manual was designed to help organizations working to prevent violence to hire an empowerment evaluator who can assist them in building their evaluation capacity through a learn-by-doing process of evaluating their own strategies.

Based on participatory action research principles, this guide to empowerment evaluation is intended to be used by state and local leaders and staff members of organizations, coalitions, government agencies, and/or community-based partnerships whose goals is to prevent violence.


Includes instructions that help organizations to hire an appropriate evaluator. Also includes job descriptions and resources to support program evaluation such as worksheets, budgets and methods for tracking progress. Empowerment Evaluators may also find this manual helpful to them in their work to support organizations and communities.

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