A Guide to Policy-Influence Evaluation: Selected Resources and Case Studies

Steinberg, M., Jacobson, A. & Powadiuk, K. (2015). A guide to policy-influence evaluation. Retrieved from Cathexis Consulting website: https://cathexisconsulting.ca/evaluation-policy-influence-check-out-this-guide/

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This guide is designed to help organizations evaluate policy-influence work to support the uptake and dissemination of evidence-informed population health interventions. It is organized according to the four steps of evaluation planning and is supplemented by additional high-quality resources.

Steps for Using Method/Tool

The guide includes four steps:

  1. Identify and engage stakeholders.
  2. Select the policy-influence goals and strategies.
  3. Focus the evaluation: Develop the evaluation questions.
  4. Choose data collection methods and tools.

These summaries are written by the NCCMT to condense and to provide an overview of the resources listed in the Registry of Methods and Tools and to give suggestions for their use in a public health context. For more information on individual methods and tools included in the review, please consult the authors/developers of the original resources.

We have provided the resources and links as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by McMaster University of any of the products, services or opinions of the external organizations, nor have the external organizations endorsed their resources and links as provided by McMaster University. McMaster University bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external sites.

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