Introduction

Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Author: Gopalakrishnan, Preskill, and Lu (2013)

Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Gopalakrishnan, Preskill, and Lu (2013). Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change. FSG.

Description

This learning brief recognizes that to remain useful and relevant, the field of evaluation must evolve alongside trends and innovations (e.g., philanthropic or technological advancements) within the social sector. The brief draws on evidence from literature, research, and practice and identifies six characteristics of ‘next generation evaluation’ as well as three complementary approaches to learning and evaluation.

Potential use

For those interested in learning about why and how the field of evaluation is changing in response to new trends and innovations within the social sector.

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