Embracing Uncertainty: The case for mindful development
All assumptions represent some amount of risk, suggesting the following questions: 1) why do some assumptions emerge from our subconscious to be checked while others remain hidden? 2) how can we best surface assumptions and risks for the purpose of program planning and evaluation?
Assumptions are what we believe to hold true. They may be tacit or explicit. It is okay to assume. In fact, it’s inevitable, because in order to make sense of a complex world, one needs to prioritize the variables and relationships that matter most. The danger is when the variables that aren’t pri oritized are thought not to exist entirely. That is to assume that we haven’t assumed.
We are actively seeking contributions to this blog on assumptions in program design and evaluation
Assumptions in Program Design and Evaluation