Professional Development

Asking for a Friend: Difficult Evaluations, Working with Values, and the Role of Evaluation

This month on #EvalAFF, we are tackling three questions:

  1. What is the most difficult evaluation you’ve been involved with and what did you learn?
  2. When an evaluation has one paying client and multiple stakeholders, how do you make sure that the final report doesn’t just reflect the values of the paying client? What negotiation strategies have you found to be most effective in ensuring the voice and interpretation of marginalized stakeholders get equal prominence in the report?
  3. Is there a role for evaluation in providing direction rather than just assessment of complex problems?

Andrealisa offers some thoughts and invites evaluators to share their own before January 1 on this Google Form, for her to synthesize and share back next month.

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