Evaluation Glossary

Efficiency Assessment

An evaluative study that answers questions about program costs in comparison to either the monetary value of their benefits or their effectiveness in terms of the changes they bring about in the social conditions they address.


US Environmental Protection Agency. (2007). Program Evaluation Glossary. Office of the Administrator/Office of Policy/Office of Strategic Environmental Management/Evaluation Support Division.

Related Terms

Cost Effectiveness
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Economic Evaluation