In a blog post on the C2020 website, Allysa Olding shared her observations from the 2019 American Evaluation Association conference, which focused on the theme: Paths to the future of evaluation: contribution, leadership, renewal.
“Based on my experience at the conference, I have gazed into the crystal ball that shows what the future of evaluation might look like, and here is what I saw:
- The future of evaluation includes everybody. This means taking a broad and thoughtful approach to defining the stakeholders of a program, and making meaningful steps to include them in the design and implementation of evaluation projects [...]
- The future of evaluation combines new methods to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data. It means that evaluators will have increasing tools to systematically assess the effectiveness of interventions using multiple methods, which will empower us to speak truth to power through evidence-based evaluation products [...]
- The future of evaluation will not focus simply on checking boxes. Evaluators are now, more than ever, concerned with questions about how (and whether) their work is used [...]”
Join Allysa to continue the conversation about the future of evaluation at the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual conference in June, 2020.