7. Measuring efficiency in evaluations
Measuring efficiency in project, programme and policy evaluations
Evaluating efficiency is weaker and not substantive enough compared to assessing effectiveness, sustainability and relevance in most project, programme and policy evaluations.
Efficiency assessment is limited to the timeliness of activity completion, finance delivery and finance allocation. This assessment does not give substantive judgment of the worthiness of the project compared to the given input.
What are ways of assessing efficiencies of two main types of projects/programmes: a) projects that work on more quantifiable changes such as income wellbeing improvement, b) projects which work on softer changes like empowerment, or reconciliation?