DEFINITION 1: The extent to which the intervention’s objectives in the field of VET were achieved, or are expected to be achieved, taking into account their relative importance.
SOURCE: Adapted from Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results based management. OECD, Paris, 2010.
HYPERLINK: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/29/21/2754804.pdf 


DEFINITION 2: A measure of the extent to which the policy or programme’s intended results (outputs or outcomes) have been achieved or the extent to which progress toward outputs or outcomes has been achieved.
SOURCE: Adapted from Handbook on planning, monitoring and evaluating for development results. UNDP, NY, 2009.
HYPERLINK: http://web.undp.org/evaluation/evaluations/handbook/english/documents/pme-handbook.pdf


DEFINITION 3: The state of having produced a decided on or desired effect.
SOURCE: ASQ Glossary compiled by Quality Progress editorial staff members and reviewed by James Bossert, R. Dan Reid and James Rooney
HYPERLINK: http://asq.org/glossary/index.html


DEFINITION 4: Extent to which the objectives of a policy or an intervention are achieved, usually without reference to costs.
Source: Cedefop, Descy and Tessaring, 2005; ISO, 2000
Glossary: quality in education and training, CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2011.
HYPERLINK: Hyperlink: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/4106


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