Evaluation, review and analysis

Want to know how effective your programme is?

Arotake – evaluating for impact

Evaluating for impact is a guiding principle at Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga.

Ways we can help you:

  • project monitoring

  • formative evaluation and feedback to improve outcomes

  • summative evaluation of impact and outcomes.

You want to know if the project or programme you are implementing is meeting its aims. Working with an evaluation partner can help you seek out the information you need to understand your programme. We work with you to understand what’s working, what might be improved, and the most efficient and impactful improvements to make.

We specialise in evaluating education programmes and projects. We work with educational organisations, NGOs, and government agencies.

Our evaluation methodology

Although each project is unique, our evaluations follow clear stages.

Development and design

Your evaluation will be designed with an initial focus on:

  • whakawhānaungatanga – building relationships

  • agreement on ways of working

  • agreement on which measures to use

  • ensuring a shared understanding of the questions

  • designing a methodology and tools

  • agreement on reporting processes.

Data gathering

We can gather data from a range of sources, including:

  • interviews with participants

  • gathering learner voice

  • focus groups

  • observations

  • quantitative data

  • achievement, participation and learning data

  • surveys

  • oral narratives

  • documents and artefacts.

Data analysis

It's important to understand your data - one effective way is through collaborative sense-making hui. You will receive a preliminary summary of the findings, and collectively we will discuss, interpret and analyse the findings.


You'll receive reports and recommendations detailing the effectiveness of your programme. We communicate clearly so reports are easy to understand. Our evaluators can present the report, in addition to the formal reports we produce.

Why work with us?

  • Unique know-how. We understand data and how to present it in ways that help quality analysis.

  • Skilled team. We have highly-skilled consultants and can ensure we’ll find the right person for your programme.

  • Experience and expertise. We have a solid history of evaluation and many satisfied clients. Evaluation is in our name and it’s what we do!

  • Responsive. Together we’ll design a process that will keep you informed according to your needs.

Recent evaluations

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