effectiveness
The degree of success in undertaking activities in order to fulfill objectives. As one of the *Three E’s of Operational auditing, Flint (1988, 175, n.6) defines effectiveness as "success in achieving the objective of a policy or course of action as a consequence of the input of resources." Chambers and Rand (1997, 12) define effectiveness in this context as "the ratio of actual outputs to planned outputs."

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