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Developing evaluation standards and assessing evaluation quality

Mike Leslie, Nishendra Moodley, Ian Goldman, Christel Jacob, Donna Podems, Mark Everett, Terence Beney
African Evaluation Journal | Vol 3, No 1 | a112 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aej.v3i1.112 | © 2015 Mike Leslie, Nishendra Moodley, Ian Goldman, Christel Jacob, Donna Podems, Mark Everett, Terence Beney | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 February 2015 | Published: 20 August 2015

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Mike Leslie, Palmer Development Group (PDG), South Africa
Nishendra Moodley, Palmer Development Group (PDG), South Africa
Ian Goldman, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa
Christel Jacob, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa
Donna Podems, Independent Consultants, South Africa
Mark Everett, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa
Terence Beney, Independent Consultants, South Africa


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Abstract

The article explains the rationale for the development of standards for evaluation practice, the process followed in developing those standards, and how those standards inform the quality assessment of evaluations. Quality assessment of evaluations are conducted as a routine activity of the South African National Evaluation System (NES). The importance of quality assessment for improving the state of evaluation practice in South Africa is illustrated by presenting results from the quality assessments undertaken to date. The paper concludes by discussing the progress on the development of a public Evaluations Repository to manage and provide access to completed evaluations and their quality assessment results, and offering some concluding analytical remarks.


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