Evaluation of development programmes

Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management

 

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Publication date: May 2004

 

The glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management should facilitate and improve dialogue and understanding among all those who are involved in development activities and their evaluation, whether in partner countries, development agencies and banks, or non-governmental organisations. It should serve as a valuable reference guide in evaluation training and in practical development work.
 

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Evaluation is a field where development partners - often with widely differing linguistic backgrounds - work together and need to use a common vocabulary. Over the years, however, definitions evolved in such a way that they bristled with faux amis, ambivalence and ambiguity. It had become urgent to clarify and refine the language employed and to give it a harmonious, common basis.

 

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DAC Network on Development Evaluation, www.oecd.org/dac/evaluation

 

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