The last major part of conducting an evaluation is communicating the results (including conclusions and recommendations) to various stakeholders. This important step is often overlooked or not given the time and attention it deserves—but why do an evaluation if not for the betterment of your program? By providing a deeper and richer understanding of your program, evaluation results can help you prompt stakeholders into action, to build on what's working and develop new strategies for what's not.
In this section, you will develop recommendations and begin to think creatively about how best to share your evaluation findings and recommendations. You will determine: Who to share evaluation findings with, what findings will interest different stakeholder groups, how you will reach them, and when to share recommendations so they are timely and have maximum effect.