Evaluation for the 21st Century
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Evaluation for the 21st Century

A Handbook


© 1997 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

What methodological tools have been most useful in doing evaluation? What are some of the new methodologies that are being used and developed? Will the types of things evaluated expand from programs, personnel, and products to foreign aid, medical technology, environmental interventions, and World Bank loan programs? What will evaluation be like in the 21st century? These impressive evaluators from around the globe explore how evaluation has come to be what it is today and what the professional evaluation landscape will be like in the future. They examine the following:

-What makes evaluation different from other disciplines?

-The links and differences between evaluation and auditing professions?

-Which activities have priority in evaluation, under what circumstances, and for what purposes?

-New methodological approaches to doing evaluation.

-The issues of advocacy versus truth in evaluation and between evaluating programs versus empowering people to evaluate their own programs.

Evaluation for the 21st Century features thoughtfully written introductions to each of the main sections that provide a context and synthesis of the various evaluators' chapters. After reading this groundbreaking book, researchers and practitioners will be able to recognize these new developments in evaluation as they encounter them, place them in context, and incorporate them into their own evaluation professions and practices.

A stunning achievement, Evaluation for the 21st Century is for all professionals and practitioners in evaluation, management, public administration, sociology, psychology, education research, public health, and nursing.

PREFACE
Eleanor Chelimsky
The Coming Transformations in Evaluation
PART ONE: EVALUATION: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Thomas D Cook
Lessons Learned in Evaluation over the Past 25 Years
Eleanor Chelimsky
The Political Environment of Evaluation and What It Means for the Development of the Field
PART TWO: AUDITING AND EVALUATION
L Denis Desautels
Evaluation as an Essential Component of 'Value-for-Money'
Inga-Britt Ahlenius
Auditing and Evaluation in Sweden
Christopher Pollitt and Hilkka Summa
Performance Auditing
Traveler's Tales  
Roger A Brooks
Evaluation and Auditing in State Legislatures
Meeting the Client's Needs  
PART THREE: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION
Joseph S Wholey
Trends in Performance Measurement
Challenges for Evaluators  
Caroline Mawhood
Performance Measurement in the United Kingdom (1985-1995)
PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION
Evaluating Global Issues in a Community Setting Masafumi Nagao
Hong Houqi and Ray C Rist
The Development of Evaluation in the People's Republic of China
Finn Hansson
Critical Comments on Evaluation Research in Denmark
Eduardo Wiesner
Evaluation, Markets, and Institutions in the Reform Agenda of Developing Countries
Robert Picciotto
Evaluation in the World Bank
Antecedents, Instruments, and Concepts  
PART FIVE: NEW TOPICS FOR EVALUATION
Ignacio Cano
Evaluating Human Rights Violations
John Nieuwenhuysen
Lessons of Immigration Policy and the Role of Research
Josette Murphy
Tracing Gender Issues through Institutional Change and Program Implementation at the World Bank
Michael Bamberger
Understanding the Impact of Development Projects on Women
The Tunisia Institutional Development Fund Project  
Kristina Svensson
The Analysis and Evaluation of Foreign Aid
Kwai-Cheung Chan and Jonathan R Tumin
Evaluating the US Nuclear Triad
Vladimir Novikov
Evaluation, Nuclear Power Plant Remediation and Redesign and Russian Policy Making after Chernobyl
W Haven North
The Independent Evaluation of the Global Environment Facility Pilot Phase
Charles A Zraket and William Clark
Environmental Changes and Their Measurement
What Data Should We Collect and What Collaborative Systems Do We Need for Linking Knowledge to Action?  
PART SIX: A SAMPLER OF THE CURRENT METHODOLOGICAL TOOLKIT
Lois-ellin Datta
Multimethod Evaluations
Using Case Studies together with Other Methods  
Judith A Droitcour
Cross-Design Synthesis
Concept and Application  
Michael A Stoto
Research Synthesis for Public Health Policy
Experience of the Institute of Medicine  
David M Fetterman
Empowerment Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education
James R Sanders
Cluster Evaluation
Ray Pawson and Nicholas Tilley
An Introduction to Scientific Realist Evaluation
Mansoor A F Kazi
Single-Case Evaluation in British Social Services
Rob G Orwin
Twenty-One Years Old and Counting
The Interrupted Time-Series Comes of Age  
PART SEVEN: AN ENDURING ARGUMENT ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF EVALUATION
Robert E Stake
Advocacy in Evaluation
A Necessary Evil?  
Michael Scriven
Truth and Objectivity in Evaluation

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