Supporting evaluators in cross cultural contexts: Invited guests or gatecrashers?

The concept of (invited) guest or gatecrasher was introduced by Judy Oakden as a way of framing her role, place and space in Maori focused evaluation as a non-Maori evaluator. In this post Nan Wehipeihana addresses several thought-provoking questions, including: * How then do I come to invite non-Maori to be part of a mainly Maori evaluation team? And in a mainly Maori evaluation team: * What are the roles non-Maori evaluators play? * What are the responsibilities when inviting non-Maori evaluators? * What are the challenges of involving non-Maori evaluators? * What are the benefits of involving non-Maori evaluators?

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Working across the cultural divide in evaluation: roles, challenges and benefits

Working across the cultural divide in evaluation: What are the roles, challenges, and benefits for evaluators working in diverse cultural contexts and settings?

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How much is enough evaluation capacity building in communities and not-for-profit organizations?

How much is enough evaluation capacity building (ECB) in communities and not-for-profit organizations? Where do we start and when do we stop? Is there such a thing as too much ECB?

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Don’t drop the ball: Five key messages for getting to a ‘good’ evaluation

What does it take to get a ‘good’ evaluation? What’s suggested here are five core evaluation components that commissioners of evaluation might focus on to improve the likelihood of getting a good evaluation.

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