This book gathers together seven evaluation stories from development contexts which in diverse and innovative ways have had positive effects on their surroundings.
Situated throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the narratives feature evaluations for projects working with rural children and young people, indigenous women, health programmes and university self-evaluation. Whilst not all featured participatory evaluation, all included key moments of social participation which contributed to their positive impact. The stories identify elements which make social evaluation an enabling factor in development. The book can be beneficial to social programme managers and advisers as well as academics, evaluators and the general public. The stories and lessons show how evaluative processes can be converted into powerful learning pathways and social change.
You can view the sample here. You can download the book in PDF format in Spanish here, in English here, and in German here. You can read reviews of the book by evaluation experts by visiting the following link.