Pays attention to intended use by intended users from beginning to end, facilitating the evaluation progress to ensure utility and actual use.
Engagement in evaluation should be both useful and valuable to participants and other stakeholders.
It pays to be mindful about what utilisation looks like in people’s unique contexts.
It’s important for the evaluation to be able to work with and adapt to different situations.
Evaluation use occurs throughout the evaluation process, it’s not something that should be left until the end.
Questions to ask ourselves:
How do we typically take the pulse of situations? How well does this serve us?
How do we learn what matters to people?
What are the different ways we might build evaluation utilisation into the current situation?