Program Improvement Opportunities
An evaluation process will always raise questions such as, is the program planned to meet the desired goals? For example, is it meeting the needs of the target population and if so is it helping the targeted population? Monitoring the program and raising questions regarding the progress of program implementations and the consequences of the program not being put into practice as intended. Assessing the impact of a program, goal effectiveness, valuable lessons, and unanticipated effects adhere to providing opportunities for program improvements.
Program evaluations can improve a program by discovering certain weaknesses or flaws in the program that might have been overlooked. Program evaluations can also assist program managers in refining and improving their program with a description of how the program is functioning. Program evaluations are especially informative in reference to the funder’s perspectives from collective information regarding program costs, cost effectiveness, and future costs.
In order for any to program to be successful organizational directors along with program managers have to use program improvement opportunities to there advantage. I believe that one of these opportunities is the program evaluations. Funding organizations will not fund a program if they feel that there are any unanswered questions. Some of these questions may include, how the director of the program plans on addressing the targeted population constant need for services, if the director plans on upgrading any of the programs services it has already been providing to the surrounding community. Having these question answered can make a program very successful throughout the entire existence of the program or organization.