The Canadian Government Executive Magazine has just released its December 2015 edition (in flash and html) dedicated to program evaluation "The New Generation". As CGEM Editor Patrice Dutil wrote: "I think it's fitting that we end the year with a focus on program evaluation and its future because it is about to be very excitingturbulent, for sure, but I'm convinced, like Benoît Gauthier, the President of the Canadian Evaluation Society, that we are on the cusp of a transformation in this field. Creative researchers are changing the practice of evaluation."
The issue offers several important texts that will speak to evaluators and managers alike:
- Robert Lahey on "Evaluation and Results Based Management (RBM)
- Natalie Kishchuk and Linda Lee on "Community-Level Evaluation: The Party in the Basement"
- John Mayne on "Structuring Evaluations for Learning"
- an interview of Editor Patrice Dutil with Benoît Gauthier, CES' President "On the Future of Program Evaluation"
- Mark Schacter on "The Tyranny of Wrong Measures"
This is a fabulous issue. We expect to see more of this kind of profile for program evaluation in the Canadian Government Executive Magazine and elsewhere in the months to come.