For an evaluation of a network's intervention(s) to be effective, it must be planned in advance of the start of a program and incorporated into daily program activities. It is therefore critical to develop an evaluation plan prior to program implementation and that its components – that is, key questions, methods, data collection – align with the network's goals.
Program evaluation-related resources can be found in the Evaluating Rural Programs module of the Rural Community Health Toolkit. Information on evaluation methods and resources for specific types of programs can be found in RHIhub's issue-specific toolkits. See the Importance of Evaluation in the Rural Community Health Toolkit for links to those evaluation sections. All toolkits will provide guidance on potential evaluation frameworks, design, methodology, data sources, and metrics, depending on the nature of your network's interventions.