- Explore ways to combine Non-Western/Indigenous worldviews with Western worldviews to conduct evaluations that address relevance, context, culture and priorities of people project beneficiaries,
- Conduct a stakeholder analysis for the design and implementation of a context and cultural responsive Project,
Develop and apply a tool for the review ..
Calls for transformative change at the societal level in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) inherently raise issues about relevance, context, culture, ethics, and values. What are the evaluators, project implementers and policy makers and international agencies’ responsiveness in their framing of evaluation to issues of relevance, community priorities, context, culture, ethics and values? Have you ever thought of how spirituality or a project beneficiary’s relationship with nature may influence their decision-making, sense of control or empowerment? Do you know of projects that evaluators and project funders have reported as successful and yet the situation on the ground is different? In this workshop, you explore ways to combine Non-Western/Indigenous worldviews with Western worldviews to conduct evaluations that address relevance, context, culture and priorities of project beneficiaries. Participants develop an awareness of how cultural differences may affect what evaluators or project funders might count as value added to the community, or an evaluator’s design, implementation, evaluation outcomes and dissemination of evaluation results..
Areas of expertise
- Methodological skills /knowledge
Implementing institution/s or person/s (incl. short description)
2 days long
The workshop is suitable for evaluation professionals, especially those who work in international development and academics across the world who teach evaluation in Universities. It is also suitable for evaluation commissioners/funders who often shape the
This is a mid-level workshop.
The workshop requires some experience with project design, monitoring and evaluation, commissioning or funding of projects; supervision of projects or policy making.