Planning and Evaluation Cycles

Planning and Evaluation Cycles


Planning and evaluation process goes through four critical phases. These phases include planning, implementation, completion, dissemination, and reporting. Its unique issues characterise each stage, methodology, and procedures used. This paper widely covers the various steps in planning and evaluation cycles and the qualitative methods used in each phase.

Steps in Planning and Evaluation Cycle and Their Qualitative Methods Used


Planning occurs as the first phase in the planning and evaluation cycle in any given program. During this stage, the values of stakeholders, expectations, and goals of participants are the key points of consideration. Question and answer method is the most preferable during this crucial phase. The technique allows planners to determine the viability of the assessment, identify the stakeholders and indicate short and lengthy term goals. Excellent approach to questions and accurate answering of the above questions gives a successful approach to the next phase.

Implementation Phase

Implementation stage is another critical phase to planners and evaluators. It allows for the examination of the success of a given program in the aspects of recruiting and retaining its intended participants. This phase is responsible for maintaining its projected timelines, coordinating and meeting applicable legal standards. The evaluation method is the most suitable method that can be useful in this stage. Evaluation method allows the implementers to assess whether or not the planned ideologies are in line with the expectation and the set objectives. Careful attention to this stage marks a successful functioning of the drawn program.


Completion Stage

The completion phase helps in examining both immediate and long-term outcomes, efficiency, sustainability and the general performance of the given program (Yuan, at al 2015). Completion stage is fundamentally vital in evaluating changes in outcomes and even account for the very differences accordingly. Monitoring method is used during this phase. This qualitative method allows for step by step monitoring of the functioning of the various sections, their performance and even account for any noted change in the process. Positive changes/ good performance give credit to the previous stages and vice versa.

Dissemination and Reporting Stage

The reporting stage is accorded with the mandate to ensure the successful accomplishment of the given task comprehensively and systematically. Dissemination requires adequate recourses such as people, time and money (Apostolopoulos, at al 2014, July). Presentation of results is always written on papers, an activity that requires much of time and translation materials too. Evaluation and monitoring are the conventional methods used in this step (Zhang, at al2015). The plans give access to the keen investigation of the general progress of the setting and even prepare detailed reports about the very background at large.


Planning and evaluation give a stable base and successful progress in any setting. Proper planning and implementation among other steps are equally important, and they should be handled carefully for the accomplishment of the set goals and objectives of the given scenery. Generally, the proper application of the given quantitative methods and a careful approach to the planning and evaluation phase leads to the success of a given business and vice versa



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