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A new Thematic Working Group on the use of factors of success in evaluation

Jun 23, 2023 | EU Institutions

The European Evaluation Helpdesk for the CAP has set up a new Thematic Working Group (TWG) on the ‘use of factors of success in evaluation’ in line with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1475. This TWG aims to show EU Member States how to use these factors in the evaluation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans, with a specific focus on the assessment of key evaluation elements.

The group will work from February 2023 to September 2023, to develop an interactive tool that provides detailed information for each factor of success, multi-directional links between these factors and other evaluation components, and a pre-filled template for reporting evaluation findings.

The factors of success, also understood as ‘evaluation criteria’ or ‘comparison points’, can explain how evaluation questions should be answered by indicating what needs to be evaluated and by providing the basis for the development and use of specific metrics (output, outcome and impact indicators).

The work of this TGW will:

  • Demonstrate how factors of success can be developed;
  • Explain the role of factors of success in designing evaluations and developing evaluation frameworks; and
  • Showcase how factors of success can be used to answer evaluation questions and for structuring evaluation findings.