Reporting the evaluation

The results of the evaluation, including any barriers and enablers to the age management policy and programs and their usefulness or otherwise should be included in a comprehensive report.

In particular, barriers or indicators of avoidable outcomes should be provided, including:

  • Any unforeseen consequences of the policy and programs
  • Any outcomes suggesting that the policy and programs were not followed
  • Any outcomes suggesting that the policy and programs were not implemented correctly

A well-presented evaluation is more likely to be acted upon. Keep in mind that evaluations may have several key audiences, each with different agendas, questions and goals.

It therefore may be more appropriate to make separate presentations to each of the different key stakeholders.

In your report of the evaluation, you may wish to consider any of the following:

  • Whether audience members need a full evaluation report or just a snapshot of key findings
  • Provision of a hard copy document
  • Making the findings available online
  • Reporting the evaluation via a PowerPoint presentation
  • Provision of case studies (successes and/or failures)
  • Provision of a variety of visual information
  • Provision of handouts

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