Evaluation Glossary

Appraisal

An overall assessment of the relevance, feasibility and potential sustainability of an intervention prior to a decision of funding. In development agencies, banks, etc., the purpose of appraisal is to enable decision-makers to decide whether the activity represents an appropriate use of corporate resources.

Source

Development Assistance Committee. (2002). Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management. Paris, France: OECD.

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