1. Prepare for evaluation by engaging stake holders and describing the activities to be evaluated.
  2. Focus the evaluation design by selecting evaluation questions, the process for answering these questions, the methodology, and plan for carrying out the evaluation, and a strategy for reporting results.
  3. Gather credible evidence that answers the evaluation questions. Justify the conclusions.
  4. Ensure that the results of the evaluation are used and shared with others. Celebrate the successes of the process.