Improve monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities to develop a shared understanding of what works.
Why this pledge matters:
By more organisations evaluating the impact of their programme we will build a better evidence base to identify what delivers the greatest impact.
Ambition of the pledge:
Develop and share an understanding of what works to drive continuous improvement and increase investment in activities with proven, evidence-based impact.
To meet this pledge you should:
- evaluate your activities and share your learnings with fellow Signatories through Tomorrow's Engineers
Ways you could meet the pledge:
- Develop and deliver your activities with measurement of impact and KPIs in mind
- Routinely measure and review the impact of activities and use this to drive continuous improvement
- Engage with The Code to share your learnings through a case study.
Resources that can help you with this pledge:
Calculating reach for STEM engagement activities
In order to know the impact and value of STEM engagement activities we need to know who we are impacting on, and how many people we have reached.
Recorded webinar - Proportionate evaluation
This guide describes some of the benefits and challenges of using qualitative approaches in evaluation, as well as some things to consider when planning to use qualitative methods.
EngineeringUK webinar: Impact framework for engineering outreach
EngineeringUK guide to evaluations with young people
EngineeringUK guide to evaluating using surveys
EngineeringUK Measures Bank: example questions that can be included in programme evaluations
EngineeringUK measures bank tutorial video
Case study about how SSE addressed the improving impact pledge
Case study about how Aldermans Tooling addressed the improving impact pledge
EngineeringUK theory of change webinar: part 1 (part 2 coming soon)