It gives me great pleasure to introduce my last issue as Editor-in-Chief of CJPE. I feel that with this issue, I am going out with a nice splash.
Articles and practice notes in this issue of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation cast light on the value of empirical work in advancing knowledge about evaluation practice. [...]
CJPE 31(1) is jam-packed with practical learning interspersed with research on evaluation that both enhances our academic understanding of evaluation and advances the practice of evaluation. [...]
Preparing the editor’s remarks for CJPE 30(2) has brought a big smile to my soul. This issue is jam-packed with gems. Covering a wide range of hot and less hot topics, the issue has more than a little bit of something in it for all readers from the many corners of the evaluation community in Canada and abroad. [...]
Editor's Remarks / Un mot du rédacteur en chef + Introduction to Professionalizing Evaluation: A Global Perspective on Evaluator Competencies / Introduction à la professionnalisation de l’évaluation : perspective globale sur les compétences des...
Challenges to evaluating comprehensive complex strategies revolve around addressing comprehensiveness, attribution, and complexity. The latter requires attention to synergies amongst interventions, feedback loops, and other forms of nonlinearity. The article reviews and assesses how well six approaches to evaluating strategies succeed in dealing with these challenges, including one developed in light of the initial review. None of the approaches offer ideal solutions to the challenges of complexity.