Needs assessment as a systematic process determines and addresses needs between current conditions and desired conditions. It can bring more efficiency, insert progress relevant content and actions in place of missing links as well as fill gaps. The process to reach a wanted condition needs conceptual planning and the appropriate placing of milestones which happens when including all interested parties. Needs assessment is the most important preparation process and effective tool necessary to achieve long term sustainable results.
Needs assessment can refine and improve a product and a process through clarify problems and identify appropriate interventions or solutions.