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Evaluation and effectiveness

Collecting evidence and conducting evaluation helps your organisation to continually improve and meet the needs of service users. Funders and commissioners are also interested in evidence about organisations and what they achieve and we are all keen to learn about 'what works' to support service users to desist from crime.

Improving your evidence 

Between April 2013-14 Clinks worked with New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) to support voluntary sector organisations to improve their capacity to identify, produce and use good quality evidence and evaluation.

These pages include all the materials we developed for the project and should provide you with what you need to develop an effective evaluation strategy.

What do we mean by 'evidence' and why is it important? Watch this presentation to find out.


You can find the project's other resources on these pages:

Further information

If you have any questions about the project or would like more information, please contact:

James Noble, NPC,, 020 7620 4863

Follow us Follow @imp_evidence on Twitter for developments and resources relevant to evaluation for criminal justice charities.

Project partners

This project was led by New Philanthropy Capital in partnership with Clinks and Project Oracle.

SEE ALSO: Evidence base links, Monitoring and evaluation links