ClowNexus evaluation process

In the frame of our ClowNexus project, we wanted to ensure that all project participants had the opportunity to learn more about their work.

We also wanted to evaluate and share new discoveries at the end of the project. In order to achieve this, the ClowNexus project employs two important learning processes: baseline and endline evaluations.

These evaluations aim to measure the impact and effectiveness of the project and provide recommendations on how to amplify this impact. To ensure objectivity, both evaluations will be carried out by teams of external evaluators.

Baseline evaluation

During the early stages of the ClowNexus, we conducted a baseline evaluation to analyse the situation at the start of the project.

The evaluation also established baseline indicators to enable future assessments of the project activities as well as the achievements.

This served as a snapshot in time to better understand how project partners and stakeholders perceive key topics of interest and to capture any evolvements. This included questions such as how clowning meets the needs of the project target groups or the general level of awareness of healthcare clowning in society.

The evaluation considered a set of learning questions, which were developed in consultation with the partner consortium. These learning questions encouraged further reflection and growth throughout the project.

Once the project reaches its end, an endline evaluation will be made available to share the learnings of the project.


ENDline evaluation

The Endline Evaluation for ClowNexus was conducted by a proficient team of three experts on behalf of Triskuel Research. 

Led by Ioana Popa, an experienced evaluator and researcher with formal training in psychology, the team included Irina Pop, a senior expert in evaluating international development projects, and Diana Buluga, a skilled performing artist with expertise in using art as therapy. 

Running from June to October 2023, the evaluation utilized a mix of methodological approaches tailored to the needs of diverse target groups and key evaluation questions. 

It served to consolidate learning across involved countries and provided an endline assessment compared to the baseline established at the onset of ClowNexus. The evaluation offers valuable insights to enhance the effectiveness and impact of the ClowNexus project.