Where and Why Western lenses miss the mark in Africa: The case of HIV/AIDS prevention evaluations

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“Given the norms that govern most patriarchal societies in Africa, should the Western epistemology, ethics and concepts be the main default lens for evaluation” “Despite their blindness to social cultural context, are these evaluations valid even though they are said to be based on scientific evidence”

A, B, and C—the

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Three powerful and authentic questions about evaluation and cultural context

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In reading the comments in response to my earlier post, The Importance of Values for Substantiating Evaluative Conclusions , three questions strike me as powerful and authentic in addressing evaluation theory and practice within the context of culture

What ‘really’ constitutes culturally competent evaluative theory and practice? Why the ‘big silence’ in

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The importance of values for substantiating evaluative conclusions

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The comments shared in response to the earlier post, Culturally Competent Needs Assessment By An “Outsider” raise issues that are critical to the discipline of evaluation. Two things come to mind; a) reflections on how we define evaluation theory, and practice within the context of culture; b) the role of values and valuing in

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Culturally Competent Needs Assessment By an “Outsider”

What does it take for an outsider to do a community needs assessment in cultural contexts that are deeply entrenched in traditions and norms?

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