Evaluation Glossary


An assessment of the performance of an intervention, periodically or on an ad hoc basis. Frequently “evaluation” is used for a more comprehensive and/or more in-depth assessment than “review”. Reviews tend to emphasize operational aspects.


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

Related Terms

Performance Monitoring
Process Evaluation
Program Monitoring