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Bundi, Pirmin – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
Research on evaluation has mainly focused on the use of evaluation and has given little attention to the origins of evaluation demand. In this article, I consider the question of why parliamentarians demand evaluations with parliamentary requests. Building on the literature of delegation, I use a principal-agent framework to explain the origins of…
Descriptors: Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Research, Accountability, Parliamentary Procedures
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Chouinard, Jill Anne – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
In the original paper, it was argued that while there is an array of methods and methodologies available, their use is delimited by the culture of accountability that prevails in public sector institutions, a fact that is particularly problematic given the complexity and diversity of evaluation contexts today. This short rejoinder, to responses…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Public Sector, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Utilization
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Grob, George F. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2010
The author enjoyed reading Katharine Hay's ambitious and humbling visions for evaluation field building in South Asia. She has successfully positioned herself on a high mountain with a wonderful set of binoculars that enable her to see the entire evaluation landscape of South Asia. She magically sees and describes significant historical forces and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Evaluators, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Picciotto, Robert – American Journal of Evaluation, 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…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Developing Nations, Evaluation Needs, Global Approach