Project Essay

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Project Planning and Evaluation Guidebook: A Manual for Practitioners and Managers of Self-Sufficiency Demonstration Projects by John Rogard Tabori John A. Hermann March 2001 Washington, DC TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………………… A. Demonstration Projects…………………………………………………………………… B. Demonstration and Special Projects Division, Office of Community Services(OCS)……………………………………… C. The Purpose of the Guide …………………………………………………………… D. How to Use This Guide …………………………………………………………………… E. Themes, Themes, and Themes ……………………………………………………… II. Selecting and Working With Your Evaluator ……………………… A. Selecting an Evaluator …………………………………………………………………… B. Types of Evaluators …………………………………………………………………………… C. Procuring an Evaluator Through a Competitive Process……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… D. Working With Your Evaluator………………………………………………………… III. Developing a Project Framework……………………………………………………… A. Conducting a Needs Assessment…………………………………………………… B. Defining the Project’s Target Population……………………… C. Establishing Project Goals and Objectives…………………… D. Defining Your Project Interventions…………………………………… E. Defining Self-Sufficiency……………………………………………………………… F. Linking Your Project Framework and the Evaluation Process……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… G. Developing Study Questions and a Study Design Matrix………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… H. Formulating a Project Hypothesis…………………………………………… IV. Using a Logic Model to Design, Manage, and Evaluate Your Project……………………………………………………………………………………………………… A. Logic Models and Their Purposes……………………………………………… B. Components and Linkages of a Logic Model……………………… C. Developing a Logic Model………………………………………………………………… D. Using Logic Models………………………………………………………………………………… E. Constructing a Logic Model…………………………………………………………… V. Finalizing Your Evaluation Plan…………………………………………………… A. The

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