This workbook applies the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health to construct a final evaluation report. The Framework lays out a six-step process for the decisions and activities involved in planning and conducting an evaluation. While the Framework provides steps for program evaluation, the steps are not always linear and represent a more back-and-forth effort; some can be completed concurrently. In some cases, it will make sense to skip a step and go back to it. The important thing is to consider and use the steps to construct a final evaluation report within the specific context of your program.
A final evaluation report presents findings, conclusions, and recommendations. It has been said that a report is never truly final, unless the program is ending, because evaluation is an ongoing process. In this workbook, “final” refers to the term that funders often use to denote the last report of a funding period or the final report of a specific evaluation activity.