The main aim of this Standard of Evidence is to provide an agreed process that people can consistently use to produce evidence of the effectiveness of their interventions, i.e., to produce evidence of ‘what works’. This is vital for establishing whether your service or activity is having impact.
The approach is specified in full in the following Standard:
Standard for Producing Evidence – Effectiveness of Interventions – Part 1: Specification (StEv2-1)
This provides all of the steps for those who want to produce evidence of the effectiveness of their interventions. Being drafted as a formal standard, the intention is to provide a consistent process for producing evidence of the effectiveness of interventions. In order to ensure that all the requirements are clear and unambiguous, the style of this document is deliberately relatively ‘dry’, although each of the individual requirements and recommendations should be relatively understandable.
There is also an accompanying summary document introducing the main steps.
The Standard is available for free download and is published under a Creative Commons licence. It was developed in the context of the housing sector and is applicable across all sectors that are aiming to generate impact.
A full process specified to guide those using it through the task of producing evidence of the effectiveness of interventions.
HACT is happy to have discussions with those who would like support in applying the Standard.