Affiliata alla Macrovoce Valutazione
(ing. Mid-term evaluation; fr. Évaluation à mi-parcours; sp. evaluación intermedia)
O: di medio termine. Solo in apparenza simile alla valutazione in itinere, costituisce in realtà una sorta di valutazione conclusiva realizzata a una data stabilita per riorientare l’azione nei programmi pluriennali. Spesso obbligatoria, per esempio nei Fondi strutturali.
Evaluation which is performed towards the middle of the period of implementation of the intervention. This evaluation critically considers the first outputs and results, which enables it to assess the quality of the monitoring and implementation. It shows the translation into operational terms of initial intentions and, where relevant, points out de facto amendments to objectives. Through comparison with the initial situation, it shows the evolution of the general economic and social context, and judges whether the objectives remain relevant. It examines whether the evolution of policies and priorities of other public authorities raises problems of coherence. It also helps to prepare adjustments and reprogramming, and to argue them in a transparent manner. Mid-term evaluation not only relies strongly on information derived from the monitoring system, but also on information relating to the context and its evolution. Mid-term evaluation has a formative character: it provides feedback on interventions of which it helps to improve the management. Mid-term evaluation is a form of intermediate evaluation. Other intermediate evaluations may be performed during the first or last years of implementation (Evalsed).
Claudio Bezzi, 19 Luglio 2017.