Citation McIvor G (2000) The Evaluation of Effectiveness. In: Davies M (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work. London: Blackwell, pp. 121-123. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0631214518.html
Abstract First paragraph: The evaluation of effectiveness involves measuring the outcomes of social work intervention against its objectives. Such an endeavour is critical to the development of evidence-based social work policy and practice.