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ERIC Number: EJ932827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
The Politics and Consequences of Including Stakeholders in International Development Evaluation
Cullen, Anne E.; Coryn, Chris L. S.; Rugh, Jim
American Journal of Evaluation, v32 n3 p345-361 Sep 2011
Participatory evaluation approaches have a relatively long history of advocacy and application in the international development evaluation community. Despite widespread use and apparent resonance with practitioners and donors alike, very little empirical research exists on why and how participatory evaluation approaches are used in international development settings. In this article, we present results derived from a mixed method investigation of a sample of practicing international development evaluators regarding their perceptions of how and why stakeholders are included in international development evaluations. Findings suggest that participatory evaluation approaches are interpreted and practiced in widely differing ways. Implications for international development evaluation practice and future research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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