The tool(s) you use to communicate will depend on your audience and purpose, and the level of interactivity you want.

Some methods of communication are:

  • Summary sheets, research briefs, and policy briefs. Keep in mind that a shorter document is far more likely to be read than a complete report.
  • Tables of findings. Presenting the raw findings in this way can communicate your message very strongly.
  • Scorecards or dashboards, which are often used for real-time monitoring
  • Interactive web pages or web apps
  • Photo stories, posters, or comic strips
  • Blogs, which can be used to evaluate and discuss findings
  • Multimedia video reports
  • Action plans