Outcome refers to the direct results of your project or program efforts on the population served. Outcome measures are defined during project design and represent details that are measurable and may be attributable to program activities.

Outcome monitoring is the tracking of these measures during and after program implementation. Monitoring provides immediate feedback for short-term improvements and contributes to your evaluation dataset. Outcome evaluation is the process of analyzing outcome measures to see whether an effect was observed. Outcome evaluation can include comparison between groups, time series analysis, or pre-post testing.

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