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Week 3Learning ObjectivesExplain what a process evaluation isneed good implementation of those activities, those well-designed activities. And implementation can be one of the more complicated parts of public health programs. if you don't have adequate implementation, you can't really expect to see the desired outcomes or even at the level that you're expecting. the purpose is to examine what a program is, what activities are taking place, who receives the services, and the consistency of implementation, relative to design and often across sites. you want to assess the consistency of implementation across sites as well as relative to the original plan and design.you're assessing on a continuous basis whether the program is operating as intended or according to some identified standard that may have been set.ongoing process evaluation is basically program process monitoring where the focus is on the program's operations. And assessing the consistency of program implementation with the original design and plan is process evaluation, where you're looking at the implementation fidelity. your focus is really on those domains in the overall program theory of service utilization and program organization.- Monitoring and Evaluation. M&E is the practice of this ongoing collection and reporting of data on program activities, products, and outcomes, along with the utilization of resources and the management of the program activities. evaluation part is the plus-- outcome and impact evaluations at critical program duration points. try to relate types of monitoring and evaluation to different stages or components of a program, do input output monitoring and process evaluation between processes and actually producing outputs. once you get to outcomes and impact, you can be monitoring or you can do evaluation of these things where the monitoring is just looking at changes in those outcomes and impacts, whereas the evaluation is actually trying to link changes in those outcomes and impacts to all the processes and activities.key questions for process evaluation? how does what is being done now compare with the plan with what should have been done-- that implementation fidelity aspect? Is the program reaching the intended target population? Is the implementation strategy doing what it's supposed to do? Is the program consistent with the original design or performance standards?criteria for assessing the program process. needs to be built on the foundation of the program theory. systematically document what happened at each step of the service utilization theorysystematically document what happened in the steps from activities to outputs, and then perhaps also to short-term or immediate outcomes.
process evaluation is basically judging performance.