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Without evaluation, there is no way to distinguish the worthwhile from the worthless

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First outcome working group Effective Interventions & Evaluation 

The Alliance envisions a world where evaluative thinking empowers effective decision-making for wildlife, domestic animal, human, and ecosystem health and safety. But what is does that mean for our work? Evaluation is crucial for risk reduction programs in the wildlife trade, helping design effective interventions, allocate resources, and demonstrate accountability. Program evaluations strengthen interventions, contribute to evidence-based decisions, and foster critical thinking. While challenges exist due to the trade’s complexity, the Alliance aims to connect organizations and individuals to facilitate reliable program evaluations.

As a first result of the Alliance working group Effective Interventions & Evaluation, we share with you an Evaluation Primer that addresses the evaluation gap for health issues related to wildlife trade and seeks to raise awareness about systematic evaluation.

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