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Lessons Learned (in evaluation) 

Generalizations based on evaluation experiences with projects, programs, or policies that abstract from the specific circumstances to broader situations.

(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee Working Party on Aid Evaluation. 2002. "Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management." Paris: OECD Publications., p. 26.)


Frequently, lessons highlight strengths or weaknesses in preparation, design, and implementation that affect performance, outcome, and impact.


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