Re-evaluating Evaluation

March 14, 2011 at 7:40 PM Leave a comment

A new report from the program development nonprofit Public/Private Ventures urges foundations and other charities to reject any one-size-fits-all criteria for program success, reports the Philanthropy News Digest.

Specific recommendations contained in the report include establishing clearer guidelines vis-a-vis how evaluation can meet the particular needs and contexts of different kinds of programs; forging closer working partnerships among program practitioners, researchers, and funders; involving practitioners in the design of evaluation and data collections systems; emphasizing collaboration among practitioners, evaluators, and funders to develop program assessment models and evaluate organizational capacity; and pushing funders to make a greater effort to translate specific evaluation findings into practical lessons.

 

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