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A Guide to Developing a TB Program Evaluation Plan

Writing an evaluation plan is an essential part of the planning process. An evaluation plan serves as a guide to conducting program evaluations. The plan will:

  • Lay out a cohesive approach to conducting the evaluation and using the results
  • Guide the evaluation by explaining what the activities are, when the activities should occur, how they will be accomplished, and who is responsible for completing them
  • Document the process for all stakeholders
  • Ensure implementation of the evaluation

This document is intended to help TB program staff develop and write an evaluation plan. It consists of a template for writing your evaluation plan, followed by detailed instructions and guidance for filling in each section, as well as a sample evaluation plan.

TB Program Evaluation Handbook: Introduction to Program Evaluation PDF - 1M


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Evaluation Plan Template



Appendix A - Sample Evaluation Plan

Appendix B - Writing SMART Objectives

Appendix C - TB Program Logic Models

Appendix D - Sample Indicators

Webinar Courses on TB Program Evaluation

Title Format

Introduction to Program Evaluation
Webinar Transcript
November 14, 2005; 2pm CST

(325 kb)
Using Surveillance Data in Your Evaluation
December 1, 2005; 1pm EST
(730 kb)
Developing an Evaluation Plan for TB Programs
Based on the slides for “How to develop an Evaluation Plan” that compliments the “Guide to Writing an Evaluation Plan.”
June 9, 2005; 2pm EST
(414 kb)

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Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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