A fleshed out ‘program logic’ for why and where ‘insiders’ are included in evaluation

**Revised and updated, March 4th** Here’s an elaborated version of the table presented in our earlier post that discussed the implicit reasons for creating evaluation teams with cultural (and other) ‘insiders’ in different proportions and in different roles. The table is presented in four columns: * Implicit “Problem” or “Challenge” Addressed * Insider Inclusion Rationale * Likely Practice Implication (How ‘Insiders’ Are Involved) * Likely Evaluation ‘Product’

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The insider/outsider mix: A ‘program logic’ for evaluation team composition

What are some of the different rationales for building an evaluation team that includes cultural ‘insiders’? And, what implications do those rationales have for what roles cultural (and other) ‘insiders’ play in an evaluation? In this joint post from Patricia Rogers and Jane Davidson, we ponder these questions as a discussion starter.

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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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