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ERIC Number: EJ1018962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Evaluation, Not Development Evaluation
Carden, Fred
American Journal of Evaluation, v34 n4 p576-579 Dec 2013
Much has been said in literature about the changing face of development and the changing face of the aid industry. However, the focus of this article is the effect that this could have on evaluation and what might be done to move evaluation into the most useful space possible. Herein, the author makes the case that the evaluation community needs to make three significant shifts and expands on each one individually: (1) "Development evaluation" is not a permanent field of practice; (2) Evaluation should look at systems not projects; and (3) Evaluation requires local expertise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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