An important part of interpreting results and developing conclusions is identifying the limitations of the evaluation—that is, any factors that may have affected the results. These may be things directly related to the evaluation, like how the data were collected, poor response rates, or biases that could have been introduced. They could also be things beyond your control, like political or economic changes. When you report the results and conclusions, acknowledging the limitations will strengthen people's confidence in your results because you are being transparent about what you can and cannot claim. Discussing limitations with your team also allows you to consider how you might overcome such problems in future evaluations.