Development Evaluation in Times of Turbulence : Dealing with Crises that Endanger Our Future Rist, Ray C. Boily, Marie-Helene Martin, Frederic R.
dc.contributor.editor Rist, Ray C.
dc.contributor.editor Boily, Marie-Helene
dc.contributor.editor Martin, Frederic R. 2013-04-24T19:25:31Z 2013-04-24T19:25:31Z 2013-04-19
dc.description.abstract The presence of turbulence in multiple areas of our society--food, fuel, and finances-being but three critical areas presently being impacted means that long-held assumptions are no longer true, that the past is not prologue, and that the future is not clear. And enter into this unstable present the discipline of evaluation-a discipline formed and shaped in the past fifty years of stability, little turbulence, and strong assumptions that everything will go according to plan. If things do not go well, it is because of either a poor theory of change on how to bring about positive outcomes, or weak efforts at implementation. It is not because of the stormy present upsetting our quiet past. As it is, conventional evaluation behavior and beliefs are ill suited for these times. The transformational nature of the 'Arab Spring' is just one arena in which it is clear that a business as usual approach to evaluation is entirely inappropriate. The papers in this volume are from the 2011 Global Assembly of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS). Nearly 350 development evaluators from eighty-five countries came together in Amman, Jordan to discuss and analyze the consequences of turbulence on evaluation. The intent of these papers is to systematically assess what changes have come during this time of turbulence and how these changes are impacting the craft of development evaluation. To be clear: this book is not about how to assess the impacts of crises on development and on people's lives. It is about the meaning of a changed world and changed assumptions on the concepts and methods used in evaluation. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-9879-1
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject broken assumptions
dc.subject development evaluation
dc.subject economic turbulence
dc.subject evaluation discipline
dc.subject evaluation methodology
dc.subject evaluation theory
dc.subject political turbulence
dc.subject social turbulence
dc.title Development Evaluation in Times of Turbulence : Dealing with Crises that Endanger Our Future en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2013-04-24
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-9879-1 77023
okr.language.supported en
okr.theme Public sector governance :: Other public sector governance
okr.theme Social protection and risk management :: Poverty strategy, analysis and monitoring
okr.theme Social dev/gender/inclusion :: Participation and civic engagement
okr.topic Governance
okr.topic Social Development :: Civil Society
okr.topic Social Development :: Participations and Civic Engagement
okr.unit Office of the Publisher (EXTOP)
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