The evaluation of GEMS
The evaluation of the project comprises two types of evaluation; an
internal evaluation (self-evaluation conducted by one of the partner
organizations) and an external evaluation.
Omagh college is in charge of the internal evaluation of the project2,
which has the objective to monitor and evaluate the project in order to
maximize the effectiveness of transnational partnership, ensure that the
project meets quantitative and qualitative objectives, and to derive key
learning points as to the effectiveness of the project to meet its major
objectives. This includes continuous assessment of the project execution
against timetables and resources including inputs, services and budgets
of project partners and periodic assessment and value judgment of
projects relevance, performance, efficiency and impact, as well as final
effects and sustainability.
external evaluation of GEMS will be conducted by the Social Science
Research Institute at the University of Iceland. The role of the
external evaluator for Leonardo projects is to give
expert services, as well as to offer a more objective evaluation of the
evaluation will be carried out twice
The external evaluation will be conducted at to points during the
First, during the midst of the project, an external evaluation will be
undertaken on order to reflect on processes, track progress and to make
recommendations on different aspects of the project so that adjustments
and improvements can be made for the last part of the project. This part
of the evaluation will have a formative character.
This will take place in November 2007.
The second point of evaluation activity takes place during the last
phase of the project and will have both a summative and a formative
character as a concluding evaluation of the project. Here, the purpose
is to obtain overall lessons from the project; its design,
implementation, results and