Evaluation Glossary

Summative Evaluation

A study conducted at the end of an intervention (or a phase of that intervention) to determine the extent to which anticipated outcomes were produced. Summative evaluation is intended to provide information about the worth of the program.


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

Related Terms

Impact Analysis
Impact Assessment
Impact Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Program Effectiveness Evaluation