“In PFS projects, evaluations trigger payments to funders by determining if the project’s outcome targets are met or exceeded. By making payment dependent on achievement, the PFS structure encourages governments to focus on outcomes and measure success through rigorous, transparent, and objective evaluations. For stakeholders pursuing PFS projects, however, considering how best to incorporate evaluation into project design can be confusing and even intimidating. This brief provides a basic overview of evaluation designs to assist PFS stakeholders engaged in deal development. It focuses on the concept of comparison and its relation to various designs, and it presents key questions that PFS planners should address as they participate in evaluation design discussions.”
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