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ERIC Number: EJ779657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
The New Environment for Development Evaluation
Picciotto, Robert
American Journal of Evaluation, v28 n4 p509-521 2007
The millennium development goals have created new challenges for development evaluation. The main unit of account has shifted to the country level. Evaluation ownership must move from donor agencies to developing countries. The recognition that rich countries have development obligations is opening up evaluation frontiers beyond aid. A transformation of evaluation priorities is needed: (a) Evaluation frameworks should give more weight to alignment with the millennium development goals, (b) impact measures of development programs should be aggregated to the country and global levels, (c) accountability should be enhanced by sharper attributions of results according to the distinctive accountabilities of development partners, (d) attribution of results to aid should be examined using methods appropriate to the situation, and (e) the asymmetry of the development evaluation agenda should be remedied by a sharper focus on the impact of rich countries' policies on global poverty reduction. (Contains 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Language: English
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