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Table 2 Use of evaluation findings and processes for 2009 and 2011

From: A qualitative case study of evaluation use in the context of a collaborative program evaluation strategy in Burkina Faso

EPs Findings use
  Instrumental findings use 2009
HS, EE Avoid previous pitfalls
HS Identify program malfunctions
HS, MoH, EE Identify and implement locally sound and applicable solutions
HS, EE Prepare and disseminate presentations, proposals, articles, policy briefs
  Instrumental findings use 2011
HS, AP Improve practices and take decisions
HS, MoH Identify, explain and plan for certain situations
  Conceptual findings use 2009
HS Provide external perspective on the program and its effects
HS, MoH Understand program malfunctions
  Conceptual findings use 2011
HS, AP Understand effects of exemption and validate its mission
HS, MoH Validate exemption program and boost team motivation
HS Change perceptions of exemption program and of program evaluation
MoH, ER Foster understanding of field reality and clinical data, cultivate a proactive and inquisitive approach
  Persuasive findings use 2009
HS, MoH Validate exemption, promote collaboration with regional MoH
  Persuasive findings use 2011
HS, ER, AP Support advocacy strategy to persuade policymakers and funders
HS, EE, ER More persuasive use needs to target politicians
EP Process use
  Instrumental process uste 2009
HS, EE, MoH Improve evaluation appreciation and influence decisions (seeking funds, evaluation design, beneficiary criteria)
HS Cultivate new collaborations and networks
  Instrumental process use 2011
HS, EE, MoH Enhance EPs’ networks, promote partnerships and evaluation activities
MoH Foster inclusion of usual outsiders to engage and resolve challenges
  Conceptual process use 2009
HS, MoH, EE Facilitate capacity building (e.g. evaluation methodological, conceptual, technical understanding; humanitarian health field)
HS Prompt curiosity and reflexive attitude; boost confidence
HS, EE, MoH Facilitate communications increasingly tainted by scientific values and expectations
EE Prompt cognitive changes facilitating evaluation use
  Conceptual process use 2011
HS, EE, MoH Increase interest and capacities in exemption and in program evaluation
HS, EE Change logic fostering receptivity, ability and yearning for scientific rigor
  1. AP, Advocacy partner; EE, External evaluators; EP, Evaluation partner; ER, ECHO representative; HS, HELP Staff; MoH, Ministry of Health.