DEFINITION: Evaluation that looks into the ways in which a VET programme, policy, or project is implemented. It examines whether or not the assumed “operational logic” corresponds with actual operations and identifies the (immediate) consequences the implementation (stages) produces. This type of evaluation is conducted during the implementation phase of a project or programme. Formative evaluations are sometimes called process evaluations, because they focus on operations.
SOURCE: Morra-Imas, Linda G. and Rist, Ray, C.(2009). The road to results : designing and conducting eff ective development evaluations.The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, USA.