A Good Start, But We Can Do Better

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This special issue of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation provides a valuable overview of competencies and introduces some of the evaluation competency efforts around the globe. Competency efforts and this issue are unquestionably good things. This brief comment reflects on how future efforts could be improved by articulating the program logic and mechanisms of how the use of credentials will contribute to improved evaluation, thus ensuring that national variation in evaluation is integrated into competencies, that the reach of competencies is expanded to anticipate emerging opportunities and needs, and that important traits and characteristics beyond what can be gained from training and experience are included in competencies.

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