The Future of Evaluation

Global Trends, New Challenges, Shared Perspectives
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9781137376374
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eBook
Seiten:
393
Autor:
Wolfgang Meyer
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Englisch
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Evaluation has become an important instrument for rational governance and is used in an increasing number of countries and policy fields. Recent developments at the global, national and local level are changing the conditions and functions of evaluation worldwide. This book examines current global development trends and changing demands for evaluation. It addresses issues surrounding professionalisation and globalisation, examining the need to strengthen accountability for social development in various different policy fields, regions and countries to improve governance and its impacts on social betterment. It also considers issues of quality, utility and further education and the upgrading of evaluation in a broad variety of different organisations, such as multilateral donor organisations, national public administrations, private consultancies, civil-society organisations, universities, and research institutes. With contributions from 30 different countries, this book combines a broad variety of viewpoints to examine the global future of evaluation.
AcknowledgementsNote on Contributors
PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Foreword; Marco Segone and Asela Kalugampitiya
2. Ten years of the Center for Evaluation: Review, Purview, Preview; Dieter Filsinger
3. The Future of Evaluation: Global Trends, New Challenges and Shared Perspectives; Reinhard Stockmann and Wolfgang Meyer
PART II: ROLE OF EVALUATION IN SOCIETY
4. The Role of Evaluation in Society; Reinhard Stockmann
5. The Changing Role of Evaluation in a Changing Society; Peter Dahler-Larsen
6. The Future of Evaluation in Modern Societies; Reinhard Stockmann
7. The Future of Evaluation: Perspectives from Developing Countries; Susan D. Tamondong
8. Evaluation as a Global Phenomenon: The Development of Transnational Networks; Pablo Rodriguez-Bilella and María Alejandra Lucero
9. Evaluating Sustainable Development in a Global Society; André Martinuzzi and Wolfgang Meyer
PART III: EVALUATION AS A PROFESSION: GLOBAL TRENDS
10. Does Evaluation become a Global Profession?; Wolfgang Meyer
11. Towards Professionalization? The Contribution of University-based Training Programs in Pioneer Countries; Wolfgang Meyer
12. European University-based Study Programs in Evaluation: Characteristics and Future Challenges; Verena Friedrich
13. Evaluators¿ Capacity Formation in a Context of Changes in Latin America; Sergio Martinic V. & Pablo Rodríguez-Bilella
14. Patterns and Influences in the Supply and Demand of Evaluation and Monitoring in Uganda's Public Sector; David Rider Smith
15. On Ensuring Educational Evaluation Quality in China; Laura Pan Luo and Yimin Yuan
PART IV: NEW CHALLENGES FOR EVALUATION: PRACTICE AND UTILITY
16. New Challenges for Practice and Utility; Wolfgang Meyer
17. The Importance of Evaluation in Development Policy; Hans-Martin Boehmer
18. Institutionalizing and Streamlining Monitoring and Evaluation in Post-Revolutionary Egypt; Laila El Baradei, Doha Abdelhamid and Nermine Wally
19. Development Evaluation in the Public Sector Projects and Programs in Pakistan: An Analysis of Prevailing Issues and Constraints; Nisar Ahmad Khan
20. Political Use of Evaluation Results in Central America; Silvia Hernández Sánchez and Sabrina Storm
21. The Role of Evaluation in Social Change: Perspectives on the Future of Evaluation from the USA; Donna M. Mertens

22. Evaluation, its Heritage and its Future; Jan-Eric Furubo
23. Evaluation between Science and Utility; Reinhard Stockmann and Wolfgang Meyer
PART V: NEW CHALLENGES FOR EVALUATION: THEORY AND METHODS
24. New Challenges for Evaluation: Theory and Methods; Reinhard Stockmann
25. Cyber Society and 'Rulejungling': New Challenges for Evaluation in the 21st Century; Frans L. Leeuw
26. Ex-ante Evaluation as a Precondition for Evaluating Impact; Stefan Silvestrini
27. The Future of Impact Evaluation is Rigorous and Theory-Driven; Christoph E. Mueller and Maria Albrecht
28. Participation and Valuation: On-going Methodological Challenges; Wolfgang Meyer, Evelyn Funk and P. Linh Nguyen
29. From Evaluation Theory to Tests of Evaluation Theory?; Brad Graeme Philip Astbury
PART VI: THE FUTURE OF EVALUATION: SHARED PERSPECTIVES?
30. Conclusion: Shared Perspectives for a United World of Evaluation?; Wolfgang Meyer and Reinhard Stockmann
Index
Evaluation has become an important instrument for rational governance and is used in an increasing number of countries and policy fields. Recent developments at the global, national and local level are changing the conditions and functions of evaluation worldwide. This book examines current global development trends and changing demands for evaluation. It addresses issues surrounding professionalisation and globalisation, examining the need to strengthen accountability for social development in various different policy fields, regions and countries to improve governance and its impacts on social betterment. It also considers issues of quality, utility and further education and the upgrading of evaluation in a broad variety of different organisations, such as multilateral donor organisations, national public administrations, private consultancies, civil-society organisations, universities, and research institutes. With contributions from 30 different countries, this book combines a broad variety of viewpoints to examine the global future of evaluation.

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