DPME Rapid Evaluation Guideline
Evaluations are important for assessing the performance of an intervention and how it can be strengthened. The National Evaluation Policy Framework (NEPF) 2019 suggests the use of rapid evaluations as one of the forms of evaluation to be considered (DPME, 2019). It suggests that ‘Quick evaluations are conducted during emergencies2; or as part of preliminary analysis to help determine priorities, identify emerging problems and trends, and enable decision-making to either support a full-scale evaluation or project adjustments to meet the needs or project objectives. It may be responding to an unplanned senior management request or demand for urgent information, a juncture where a critical decision needs to be made on a programme or intervention and up to date information is needed urgently. The implementation of this type of evaluation is usually faster, more dynamic and complex’ (ibid p 24).