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Welcome to our website. The European Society for Programme Evaluation and Capacity Strengthening (Especs) is established in the Netherlands. We specialize in evaluation methodology and provide evaluation consultancy services and in addition we develop and conduct evaluation training courses.

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The importance of good Terms of Reference (ToR)

Evaluation studies are usually commissioned on the basis of ToR. Writing good ToR is not easy, especially for larger and complicated evaluations. Especs offers services for drafting such ToR and has developed training modules on writing ToR. For more info see >> The Importance of good Terms of Reference

The relevance of evaluation

Evaluation is relevant, firstly it is the basis of systematic research and secondly, evaluations respond to the increased priority given to accountability. To meet these two requirements, evaluation should be based on solid methodology. For more info see >>  The Relevance of Evaluation

Qualitative and quantitative evaluations

There is a considerable difference between qualitative or quantitative evaluations. This difference concerns not only the methods to be applied, it also has to do with the organisation of an evaluation, the kind of expertise required, and the funds required and available. For more info see >> Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluations

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