At Traverse, evaluation is a tool used to gain insight into effective ways of working and to demonstrate the value of impactful interventions. To support this process, Traverse acts as a learning partner, to collect valuable insight and provide strategic guidance.
Traverse’s approach to evaluation can help you:
At Traverse, we don’t jump in to evaluate interventions at their close. Instead, we work with our clients from the beginning to set up projects so that they can capture actionable learning that can benefit projects during their delivery. We support our clients in setting realistic and measurable goals can help align efforts in the team, maximise budgets and generate robust evidence. We also draw from our expertise in organisational development processes and understand how team structures, organisational culture and ways of working shape project delivery.
Our formative evaluations allow us to adapt our frameworks to changing priorities and needs during delivery. We understand that public sector projects are subject to political influence, constant changes in regulation and need to be reactive to system changes. Through our agile approach, we are able to develop frameworks that can evolve and be refined throughout the course of project delivery to make the most of unforeseen opportunities and tackle unexpected challenges, while not compromising the rigour and objectivity of the evaluation process.
Our team is expert in a range of both established and innovative evaluation methods and has extensive experience of working with: central and local government, commissioners, funders; leaders and frontline managers; clinicians and professionals; charities; service users; and members of the public. We are particularly well-known for our process, impact and economic evaluations (cost benefit and cost avoidance) in: