This blog is my place to muse about evaluation – how theory and practice relate to each other, what it means for evaluation to be “useful”, what “good” evaluation means, and how to do good evaluation. I am interested in surprise – why programs do not behave as expected, why evaluations do not behave as expected, and how good evaluation can be done in the face of uncertainty. It’s the last part that occupies most of my time.  The reasons for surprise are well known. How to do good evaluation when surprise rears its ugly head is not so well understood. I see evaluation surprise as fire that pops up unexpectedly. My desire is to help develop a community of interest on the topic of moving away from firefighting to anticipatory, systematic planning.

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  1. salaam

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