CLC programs and partnerships are informed by needs and data. Surveys, analysis of demographic and census data, interviews and focus groups are different ways to gather information to make informed assessments of the extent to which a CLC is achieving outcomes.
The CLC Approach places a strong value on monitoring and evaluating programs, projects and partnerships. Community Development Agents are responsible to assess whether a project is running effectively and after a few years, making an impact.
Meaningful evaluation should be built into all CLC Action Plans. There are different types of evaluation processes and tools which may be used throughout the life of a program/project: