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Using hybrid models to support the development of organizational evaluation capacity: A case narrative

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  • Bourgeois, Isabelle
  • Hart, Rebecca E.
  • Townsend, Shannon H.
  • Gagné, Marc
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    The ongoing need for public sector organizations to enhance their internal evaluation capacity is increasingly resulting in the use of hybrid evaluation project models, where internal evaluators work with external contracted evaluators to complete evaluative work. This paper first seeks to identify what is currently known about internal evaluation through a synthesis of the literature in this area. It then presents a case narrative illustrating how internal and external evaluation approaches may be used together to strengthen an evaluation project and to develop the evaluation capacity of the organization. Lessons learned include the need to integrate internal and external resources throughout the evaluation and to clarify expectations at the outset of the project.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Evaluation and Program Planning.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
    Pages: 228-235

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:34:y:2011:i:3:p:228-235
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