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Identify Potential Unintended Results





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Many evaluations and logic models only focus on intended outcomes and impacts – but positive or negative unintended results can be important too.

Use these options before a program is implemented to identify possible unintended outcomes and impacts, especially negative impacts (that make things worse not better) that should also be investigated and tracked.

Make sure your data collection remains open to unintended results that you have not anticipated by including some open-ended questions in interviews and questionnaires, and by encouraging reporting of unexpected results.

Once you have identified possible negative consequences use options from the ‘DESCRIBE‘ component to gather information about them if and when they occur.  Make sure your data collection remains open to the unintended and unanticipated by including some open-ended questions in interviews and questionnaires, and by encouraging reporting of unexpected results.

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