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Performance Evaluation: Proven Approaches for Improving Program and Organizational Performance by Ingrid Guerra-López

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CHAPTER 16

CONTRACTING FOR EVALUATION SERVICES

This chapter provides guidance to organizations when hiring an outside evaluation consultant. Some of the information applies to assigning an organizational staff member to an evaluation task, and some is also useful to the consultant being hired. The chapter sets out types of fee structures, discusses the evaluation contract, and provides a detailed sample statement of work that those hiring evaluators or being hired can modify to suit a specific situation.

A challenge in any evaluation is completing the study as planned without letting extraneous but necessary issues such as contract and payment consume too much of the time and other resources. The material in this chapter is based on Kaufman, ...

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