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Roots of Hope Case Study – Measurement and Evaluation

Measurement and evaluation guiding principle: Measure outcomes and evaluate interventions to determine their effectiveness and inform future innovations.

The Measurement and Evaluation guiding principle is about generating meaningful insights through focused planning and design. Be sure your design has adequate resources so the required data can be collected and synthesized. Also allow adequate time for measuring and evaluating the results to validate their usefulness and inform and/or help refine the overall project.

Project leads identified three key themes in connection with this principle:

  1. Gather feedback to continually improve — Three keys for effective measurement and evaluation include starting early, having a clear purpose, and getting the right expertise.
  2. Assess effectiveness, show impact, and share results — Use quantitative and qualitative data to gain insights, learn what’s needed, and demonstrate your project’s impact on local suicide prevention efforts.
  3. Reframe to challenge assumptions — Understand how the way we talk about suicide can affect change.

This case study offers examples of how local project leads applied these principles, along with the insights they gained and the recommendations they thought future Roots of Hope communities might adapt, according to their needs.

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