The field of evidence is much debated, with different views about what ‘counts as evidence’.  This section discusses what the Trust recognises as evidence, and how even imperfect evidence can be used to help design and deliver interventions.  See also the Trust Funding Evaluation Framework and the forthcoming briefing on Insight and Evidence for a more in depth discussion. 

You can also download the What is Evidence section as a PDF file below.

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Glossary of Terms

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We know that the terminology surrounding evaluation can often become confusing or off-putting. However, there are a few basic terms and concepts that it is important to be familiar with.  Download the glossary here.

Toolkit PDF


You can download our full Funding Evaluation Toolkit as a PDF document for printing.  It contains a full set of references and sources. Download the toolkit PDF here.