Evaluation & assessment

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Inquiry and curiosity are at the core of an approach to evaluation that changes the tone and character of the questions we ask. iStock / Golubovy

Susan M. Weber: Reframing evaluation

Effective evaluation is about learning from one’s work, not judgment. It is a process that must be in place from the beginning of a project and be done in community, writes the director of the Evaluation & Communication Project at the Center for Congregations.

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Howard Bloom: Ask hard questions

New programs and interventions often seem sure to work. But success is rare, and evaluation is critical to understanding whether and why efforts to help underserved people are in fact effective, says an evaluation research methodologist.