Evaluating peer work
Demonstrating the impact of peer work in public health
Here is all our information about conducting evaluations that can demonstrate the full impact and value of peer work.
Evaluations of peer work should fully demonstrate the unique and vital role that peer work has in public health responses.
Peer work can have strong, positive impacts on communities and on the health system and policies that affect communities.
However, evaluations of peer work often focus only on individual-level impacts. As a result, they can fail to measure broader and further-reaching community-level and system-level impacts.
The W3 Framework can help guide evaluations of peer services, programs, and organisations. This can help evaluators demonstrate the full extent of the peer response’s impact and value.
The W3 Framework Guide
Peer responses can use the W3 Framework to enhance their monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) practice. It supports the production of more meaningful evidence to show the full impact and value of peer work.
We designed this guide to help you understand the W3 Framework and apply it to your peer response. It puts together everything we have learned so far throughout the W3 Project.
The guide has three parts: an overview of the W3 Framework itself, a step-by-step guide to applying it, and a toolkit to help with the application process.
More on evaluating peer work
Still looking for more information? These posts:
- Have information about peer responses that have used (or are using) the W3 Framework to inform their own evaluation processes
- Describe tools that can help peer programs with their evaluations
- Showcase some of our research projects about using the W3 Framework to support evaluations of peer responses