Work Package 3 of the Joint Action on Tobacco Control 2: Evaluation of the Action
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Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Graz, Austria
Publication date: 2022-07-05
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2022;8(Supplement):A52
WP3’s purpose is to support the project coordinator, WP leaders and all project staff with all aspects of project implementation, output production and the achievement of outcomes in terms of utilization of outputs.

The main objectives are: a) The optimization of the implementation of project activities with a special focus on the communication and cooperation within and among WPs; b) The monitoring of the timeliness and quality of project outputs; and c) To assess if the outcomes of the JATC2 meet the needs of the project’s target group regarding their utility.

The Evaluation is internal, combines process and outcome evaluation and uses a responsive approach. Mixed Methods are used to answer the following evaluation questions. Process evaluation: a) What are the planned project outputs?; b) Which of them are ‘key’ in terms of dependencies of other outputs?; c) Are outputs submitted in time? and in case of delays, Which factors account for them and how can those be influenced?; d) How satisfied are the people involved in the project activities with the quality of project implementation in general, and in particular of outputs?; and e) To what extent do the outputs meet the needs of people involved in the implementation of project activities? How can they be optimized?. Outcome evaluation: a) What are the projects ‘main’ outputs that should be used by the stakeholders?; b) To what extent are main outputs being used by their intended addressees?; c) Which factors influence utilization?; and d) How do the users of the outputs assess their utility/usability? How can they be improved?.

The Evaluation plan (D3.1) and its corresponding Milestones (M3.1, M3.2 and M3.3) have been finalized.

The Evaluation activities are ongoing and will feed into the main outputs: Interim Evaluation Report (D3.2) and the Final Evaluation Report (D3.3).