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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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Greenwald, Howard P. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
This article synthesizes interview data from evaluation directors and top executives of philanthropic foundations on how evaluation might better advance their missions. In key informant interviews, respondents commented on the purposes of evaluation from the foundation's perspective, challenges to effective evaluation, and the means by which…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Administrator Attitudes, Interviews, 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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Renger, Ralph – American Journal of Evaluation, 2006
The Office of Management and Budget has recommended the termination of numerous federal programs, citing a lack of program results as the primary reason for this decision. In response to this recommendation, several federal agencies have turned to logic modeling to demonstrate that programs are on the path to results accountability. However,…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Models, Accountability, Program Evaluation