The Synthesis of Project Evaluations was produced by the Evaluation Team in DPC. It identified trends in implementation of eight projects covering a range of contexts, made observations about program evaluation under KTS, and considered early indicators of achievement of KTS project goals. These conclusions were based solely on evaluation reports for individual KTS initiatives provided by line agencies. No independent verification or assessment was undertaken by the Evaluation Team in DPC.
The Synthesis found that the projects in question had generally been implemented fairly well, although there were significant variations from issue to issue and between initiatives. The quality of evaluations also varied among the initiatives examined. Many of the evaluations considered encountered difficulties because agencies focussed primarily on implementation. In addition, significant concerns around data collection, or lack of data, unreliable data and insufficient data were encountered in many cases.The Synthesis report can be downloaded here.