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ERIC Number: EJ817590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
A Multidisciplinary Model of Evaluation Capacity Building
Preskill, Hallie; Boyle, Shanelle
American Journal of Evaluation, v29 n4 p443-459 2008
Evaluation capacity building (ECB) has become a hot topic of conversation, activity, and study within the evaluation field. Seeking to enhance stakeholders' understanding of evaluation concepts and practices, and in an effort to create evaluation cultures, organizations have been implementing a variety of strategies to help their members learn from and about evaluation. Though there is a great deal of ECB occurring in a wide range of organizations, there is no overarching conceptual model that describes how ECB should be designed and implemented to maximize its success. If ECB is about learning how to think evaluatively and how to engage in sound evaluation practice, then something is missing in our work. The purpose of this article is to describe a model of ECB that may be used for designing and implementing capacity building activities and processes as well as for conducting empirical research on this topic. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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