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close this bookBasic Guide to Evaluation for Development Workers (Oxfam, 1995, 96 p.)
close this folder4 The purpose and use of evaluation
View the document4.1 Reasons for evaluation
View the document4.2 Judging success and failure
View the document4.3 Measuring quantity and quality
View the document4.4 What evaluation can do
View the document4.5 What evaluation can not and should not be used for

4.5 What evaluation can not and should not be used for

1 Evaluation is not decision-making, but can only provide information for decision-makers.
2 Evaluation should not be used to protect managers from the need to face difficult decisions.
3 Evaluation should not be used for crisis management.