Knowledge shared : participatory evaluation in development cooperation

Publication year: 
1998

This book examines an approach to evaluation that enables citizens and professionals alike to jointly assess the extent to which the benefits of development are shared - and by whom. It provides a variety of articles from different authors, covering critical themes such as ethics, techniques, case studies, historic reflections, and invitations to action. It addresses the tensions and questions that emerge from the notion of participation such as who has the right to evaluate whom, does the language that makes up the participatory discourse itself limit the practice of participation, etc. It highlights the dangers of evaluations that claim to be participatory but are not, and offers ideas about working in a variety of new directions

Pages: 
252 p.
Publisher
Kumarian
Kumarian Press, 14 Oakwood Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut 06119-2127, USA
West Hartford, Connect.
Publisher reference: 
Kumarian