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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2017) Evaluating drug policy: a seven-step guide to support the commissioning and managing of evaluations. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

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This short document aims to provide a summary of the main issues that people engaged in developing drug policy, or in commissioning evaluations of drug policy, strategies and interventions, need to consider. There are many sources of more detailed information and guidance on conducting evaluations. This guide seeks not to duplicate or replace them but instead to act as an introduction, providing links to the wider literature and presenting the key issues for those managing rather than undertaking drug policy evaluations. Further reading and sources of more detailed information are provided at the end of this guide. There is also no single correct way to undertake an evaluation, and the choice of approach depends on many factors, including timing, objectives and the availability of resources.

This publication is designed to assist people in choosing the best approach to suit their circumstances and to maximise the value of any evaluation.

Table of contents

  • About this guide
  • Why evaluate drug policy?
  • Key messages
  • Step 1 Preparing the ground
  • Step 2 Deciding on the type and scope of the evaluation
  • Step 3 Choosing an evaluation team
  • Step 4 Evaluation design: research questions and methods
  • Step 5 Evaluation design: logic models or cause-and-effect chains and data requirements
  • Step 6 During the evaluation
  • Step 7 Using the evaluation results
  • Sources and further reading
  • Glossary of key terms used in evaluations
  • Acknowledgements
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Policy
Source
Date
October 2017
Call No
REF, EMCDDA
Pages
30 p.
Publisher
Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Luxembourg
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 5362 (Available), HRB 5363 (Available)

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