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ARTICLE | Outcome Harvesting: Principles, Steps, and Evaluation Applications

Tools, Evaluation, Evaluating Community Impact

This article features Mark Cabaj reviewing expert Ricardo Wilson-Grau’s book, Outcome Harvesting: Principles, Steps, and Evaluation Applications, and describes one of the newest and most impactful methodologies to emerge in the field of social change and innovation - Outcome Harvesting.

The review helps differentiate Outcome Harvesting from other more traditional approaches to evaluation, and sets the stage for changemakers to approach and make use of this exciting new development which asks three questions of every outcome of a change initiative:

  • What was the outcome? (action, behaviour, change)
  • Why is the outcome significant?
  • What was the initiative's contribution to the outcome?
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