This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia.
It analyses and documents the status of and challenges for, development evaluation in this region.
The collection covers three critical dimensions of making evaluation matter in development processes and change in South Asia-context, methods and use. The chapters draw on a depth of experience from evaluators in several countries in South Asia to explore how the context in South Asia influences the methods that are appropriate for evaluating policies, programs and projects in this context and the challenges to having evaluation findings used to influence and bring about change.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Imagining Development, Imagining EvaluationKatherine - Eve Hay and Shubh Kumar-Range
Evaluation for Development Results - Implications of the Governance Context in South Asia - Shubh Kumar-Range
Building the Field of Evaluation in South Asia - A Framework and Ideas - Katherine Eve Hay
The Importance of Context in Participatory Evaluations - Reflections from South Asia - Sonal Zaveri
Evaluation Rights and Social Justice - Process, Politics and Positioning in South Asia - Veronica Magar and Pradeep Narayanan
An Evaluation Practitioner’s Journey With Utilization-focused Evaluation - Chelladurai Solomon and Sarah Earl
Enhancing the Use of Evaluation - Experiences from the Field - Manas Bhattacharyya and Khilesh Chaturvedi
The Importance of Understanding Context and Structures in Programme Evaluation - A Case Study from India - Suneeta Singh, Sangita Dasgupta and Y. Dayanand Singh
The Need for Methodological Diversity in Evaluating Complex Health Interventions - Anuska Kalita
Operationalizing the Capability Approach (CA) for Evaluating Small Projects - Ram Chandra Khanal
Impact Evaluations - Ways to Get it Right - Tips for Achieving Impactful Impact Evaluations - N. Raghunathan, Siddhi Mankad and Ravinder Kumar
Giving Voice - Making Evaluation Contextual for Marginalized Groups in South Asia - Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah and Mojibur Rahman Doftori
Voices from the Field - Ethel Mendez
Katherine Eve Hay, Shubh Kumar-Range
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