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Understand your Client
Understand your client

For two reasons, your client is the key influence on whether a program evaluation's findings are adopted and implemented. First, and most obviously, the client is the one who sought the evaluation. If your findings are to improve the program's performance, it is likely the client who sees that the action occurs to make change happen. Second, even if your client is not the one who sees the work into the implementation phase, your orientation can affect the client's posture. And how the client feels can influence whether another party acts to implement your recommendations. In either case, if you attend to your client thoughtfully, carefully, and explicitly, you likely enhance the chances for transitioning successfully from studying to implementing ...

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