Is it OK to submit a story about an evaluation that happened a while ago?

Someone recently asked: I know someone who might have a story to submit, but it was from a project that was completed a while ago. Is there a limit on how recent the projects must be? Any advice would be appreciated.

I’m sharing my response as it may be helpful to others:

Thank you for your question. There is no limit to how recent a project and its evaluation must be. We care about how the evaluation was used and what changed as a result of evaluation use. Of greatest interest, for the Evaluation Stories Project, are cases where evaluation use has led to positive changes in peoples’ lives.

As for other advice, here are a few thoughts:
  • It’s recommended, although not required, that both the evaluation user and the evaluator contribute to the submission
  • Clearly describe how evaluation use and evaluation influence contributed to positive changes in peoples’ lives
  • Give careful thought to and share your reflections about all factors, contextual or otherwise, you believe contributed to the evaluation’s ability to contribute to positive change.
  • It should take under two hours to complete a submission. It does not need to be written in ‘story format’.

I encourage your colleague to make a submission. And more questions are always welcome!

Dayna Albert – Evaluation Stories Project Coordinator

 

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One response to “Is it OK to submit a story about an evaluation that happened a while ago?

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Dayna. It can take some time for evaluation findings to be used and to result in positive changes, so there are probably a few people out there who were wondering about this!

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