In a general understanding, ‘evaluation’ refers to the ability to produce a well-grounded response to the question whether an activity has ‘worked’ the way it should, i.e. primarily whether it has brought about the expected successes.

Services in scientifically based evaluation offer a considerably broader scope of analytic capabilities: Evaluation can be used to examine underlying concepts with the purpose of establishing whether a programme, project or service can actually ‘function’ as envisaged when creating it. Evaluation can be deployed to analyse the implementation process systematically and in detail, so as to clarify on options of improvement. Evaluation can shed light on the overall outcome of activities and measures, be these originally planned for or not. Evaluation can also help clarify on societal processes related to a specific activity, even if this activity has not been planned in terms of expected results.

We conceptualise and conduct external evaluations of public policy programmes on national and international level, projects and measures in the private sector, and general private services (e.g. customer/user satisfaction). Experts working with CORE have experience in evaluations, assessments and studies in the fields of

  • migration/integration,
  • higher and further education,
  • culture and creativity,
  • research and innovation,
  • health.

hile evaluations represent an accountability requirement for many actors today, others who are not facing this requirement still want to learn and improve. In either case, the quality of an evaluation will essentially depend on the fundamental evaluation concept and the employment of well-grounded methods. We also give support in the development of an evaluation concept meeting your specific interest and situation, and advice in conducting self-evaluations.

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