ODI Fellow Suggests International Development Community Should Rethink, Update DAC Evaluation Criteria

Overseas Development Institute: 2018: time to update the DAC evaluation criteria?
Tiina Pasanen, research fellow at ODI, discusses using Development Assistance Committee (DAC) evaluation criteria in international development, writing, “[T]he issue is that we’ve stopped seeing the criteria as a useful tool to support our thinking, and started using it instead of thinking. … [G]iven the DAC’s respected position in the evaluation field, I don’t think we should ditch it completely. I feel that it should be updated, to have a menu of options, and clear guidance, for evaluation commissioners and evaluators to use and support their thinking” (1/17).

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