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Table 1 EVIPNet Europe evaluation questions and sub-questions

From: Evaluation of the performance and achievements of the WHO Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) Europe

Evaluation questions Evaluation sub-questions
 1. To what extent are the EVIPNet Europe objectives justified in relation to the current needs in countries? (Is EVIPNet Europe needed and accepted by member countries?) a. How effective is the communication in both directions between the EVIPNet Europe Secretariat and the members of EVIPNet Europe?
b. To what extent do member countries recognise and support EVIPNet Europe’s strategies, objectives, mandate and function?
c. What factors at country level have facilitated or hindered the creation of stable and sustained research-to-policy activities and environments in EVIPNet Europe member countries?
 2. Has EVIPNet Europe produced the expected results? (Is EVIPNet Europe achieving its objectives?) d. How actively are EVIPNet Europe members engaged with the Network and participating in its activities at WHO Secretariat and country team levels?
e. To what extent does EVIPNet Europe increase effective joint working, networking, collaboration and sharing of lessons between individuals and organisations at national, regional and international levels?
f. What are the resources (human, financial, time and skills) invested in the work of EVIPNet Europe at WHO Secretariat and country team levels?
g. To what extent have EVIPNet Europe and country teams developed skills and changed knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to use evidence in policy-making?
 3. Does the development/implementation of EVIPNet Europe contribute to reaching higher-level objectives (such as KT and EIP)? (What are the outcomes of EVIPNet Europe?) h. What are the accountability mechanisms for EVIPNet Europe (Secretariat and member countries) to measure the progress of EIP?
i. To what extent have EVIPNet Europe’s portfolio of EIP tools been used by country teams to influence changes in policy?
j. Does EVIPNet Europe fill a niche in the European health policy environment?
k. To what extent do Network member countries value, promote and advocate for EVIPNet Europe’s function and EIP approaches throughout the WHO European Region?
l. How have the relationships, contacts and exchanges created by EVIPNet Europe influenced the country EIP environment?
  1. EIP evidence-informed policy-making, EVIPNet Evidence-Informed Policy Network, KT knowledge translation