This webinar is part of a monthly series offered by Utilization-Focused Evaluation in partnership with Blue Marble Evaluation. The publication of the new 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides an opportunity to revisit the interconnection between Blue Marble Evaluation and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. In essence, Blue Marble evaluations should be utilization-focused so Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides the overarching framework for Blue Marble Evaluation.
Join us as we explore the first operating principle of Utilization-Focused Evaluation: Contextualize – understand and take into account the situation in which the evaluation will occur.
Evaluation use is people and context-dependent. Use is likely to be enhanced when the evaluation takes crucial situational factors into account in the design and implementation of the evaluation. Utilization-focused evaluation must be contextualized by identifying and taking into account situational factors that will be critical to evaluation use. We will explore what this means and how to do it, as well as provide concrete examples of successes and failures.
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