The nature of the PVE programme - its scope, goals and target groups, as well as intervention strategy and choices made during implementation guide choices about how you will conduct the evaluation.
PVE evaluation purpose:
What are the aims of the evaluation, which of the evaluation criteria (OECD DAC evaluation criteria of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability) are of the most interest?
PVE evaluation questions:
Consult programme participants and stakeholders to ensure that the evaluation questions reflect information they want to be included. Ensure questions are gender and conflict sensitive and tested out with beneficiaries and partners before conducting the evaluation.
Evidence needed to test hypotheses and assumptions on PVE:
Your evaluation purpose, programme ToC, questions you want answered and existing available data will shape what evidence you look for.
Based on the above four considerations, you can identify data collection methods suitable for your evaluation. Issues of feasibility and potential risks in the different types of data collection methods in your programme context (such as isses of bias) will also inform your data collection strategies. Using mixed methods and triangulating methods is advised.