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Taking Stock of Empowerment Evaluation



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Articles Articles should deal with topics applicable to the broad field of program evaluation Articles may focus on evaluation methods theory practice or findings In all cases implications for practicing evaluators should be clearly identified Examples of contributions include but are not limited to reviews of new developments in evaluation descriptions of a current evaluation study critical reviews of some area of evaluation practice and presentations of important new techniques Manuscripts should follow APA format for references and style Length per se is not a criterion in evaluating submissions Taking Stock of Empowerment Evaluation An Empirical Review Robin Lin Miller Rebecca Campbell Michigan State University Abstract Empowerment evaluation entered the evaluation lexicon in 1993 Since that time it has attracted many adherents as well as vocal detractors A prominent issue in the debates on empowerment evaluation concerns the extent to which empowerment evaluation can be readily distinguished from other approaches to evaluation that share with it an emphasis on participatory and collaborative processes capacity development and evaluation use A second issue concerns the extent to which empowerment evaluation actually leads to empowered outcomes for those who have participated in the evaluation process and those who are the intended beneficiaries of the social programs that were the objects of evaluation The authors systematically examined 47 case examples of empowerment evaluation published from 1994 through June 2005 The results suggest wide variation among practitioners in adherence to empowerment evaluation principles and weak emphasis on the attainment of empowered outcomes for program beneficiaries Implications for theory and practice are discussed Keywords empowerment evaluation research review participatory evaluation D eveloping cumulative knowledge in evaluation and advancing evaluation theory requires systematic evidence on evaluation practice Shadish



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