Evidence Rating Scale

The evidence rating scale is a broad framework within which different types of evidence and a range of world views can be examined. It is designed to show where an existing programme is succeeding and where there are opportunities to improve, or whether introducing a new programme could be of benefit.

It has been designed to be used by a range of people, including those who design and fund programmes and the community and voluntary organisations that deliver them. The tool will help you to:

  • decide whether or not to introduce an international programme into New Zealand
  • review the effectiveness of existing programmes
  • upskill your organisation’s ability to robustly evaluate programmes and outcomes.


An evidence rating scale for New Zealand (PDF, 661 kB)


Last update: 30 Mar 2017