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ERIC Number: EJ1018958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
EvalPartners: Facilitating the Development of a New Model of Voluntary Organization for Professional Evaluation to Support the Development of National Evaluation Capacities
Kosheleva, Natalia; Segone, Marco
American Journal of Evaluation, v34 n4 p568-572 Dec 2013
In many less developed democracies Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) face the challenges of low demand for evaluation and the resulting low economic capacity of national evaluation communities. The VOPE model that evolved in well-developed democracies is not directly applicable under these circumstances, so a new model has to be developed. EvalPartners Initiative, launched in 2012 by the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation and UNICEF with support of international donors, seeks to facilitate the development of this new model by building a global community of national VOPEs able to effectively influence policy makers and public opinion to promote evaluation as the basis for evidence-based policy. EvalPartners activities include: (a) facilitation of peer-to-peer collaborations among VOPEs; (b) development of a toolkit on VOPE institutional capacity; (c) generation of new knowledge on VOPE operation; (d) promotion of enabling environment for evaluation; (e) promotion of equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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