Professionalization – Challenges, Puzzles and Opportunities: An Evaluative Dilemma – What Might the Criteria of Merit for Evaluators Be? For Exemplary Evaluators?


Published : 2015


Session Abstract, Professionalization – Challenges, Puzzles and Opportunities: Since the 1970s, there have been broad ranging debates in the evaluation literature about whether evaluation should professionalize, or indeed whether it is already a profession. So, amidst growing global demand for specialist evaluation services as well as increasing signs that evaluation professionalization efforts are gaining pace, the presenters in this session will present a range of perspectives on evaluation professionalization’s challenges, puzzles, tensions and opportunities. The presentations in this session will address the challenges of developing competencies and standards for evaluation, the puzzl..

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