Evaluation voices from Latin America
- Saville Kushner, Emma Rotondo, editors.
- San Francisco : Wiley/Jossey-Bass, c2012.
- Physical description
- 117 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- New directions for evaluation no. 134.
Education Library (Cubberley)
LB1028 .N4 NO.134
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Evaluation in Latin America: paradigms and practices / Nerio Neirotti
- Emergent evaluation and educational reforms in Latin America / Sergio Martinic
- Evaluation, public policies, and human rights / Ludwig Guendel
- Moving toward a gender equality and human rights perspective in evaluation / Alejandra Faúndez Meléndez
- Youth participation in evaluation: the Pró-Menino Program in Brazil / Daniel Braga Brandão, Rogério Renato Silva and Renata Codas
- Evaluating with at-risk communities: learning from a social program in a Brazilian slum / Ana Carolina Letichevsky and Thereza Penna Firme
- Performance measurement and evaluation systems: institutionalizing accountability for governmental results in Latin America / Nuria Cunill-Grau and Sonia M. Ospina
- Lessons learned from evaluation capacity building / Emma Rotondo
- Evaluation as a learning tool / Osvaldo Néstor Feinstein.
- Publisher's Summary
- Hear from evaluation practitioners throughout Latin America. In this region program evaluation is an emergent practice, one that is shaped by distinctive geopolitical and social contexts and has its own intellectual biography. Through a selection of writings and cases this issue provides a window on program evaluation in this region. The articles indicate a range of experiences and concerns that respond to the countries' unique histories and cultures. Articles by evaluators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru illustrate new directions and are grouped around the following themes: Strategic use of evaluation in public policies and active citizenship Innovative project evaluation examples Evaluation capacity building and institutionalization. The widespread development of participatory or actor-oriented approaches, based on qualitative methodologies that have a particularly Latin American stamp, are emphasized in this issue. This is the 134th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation , an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
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- Publication date
- New directions for evaluation, 1097-6736 ; no. 134
- "Summer 2012."
- "Sponsored by the American Evaluation Association"--Prelim. pag.