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Evaluation journals play an important role in documenting, developing, and sharing theory and practice.
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Should evaluation aim to become a profession?  And if so, in what ways?  Should evaluation become professional like medicine or law, where only certified practitioners with qualifications from accredited courses can call themselves evaluators?  Or professional like management, where many people are expected to use management skills, even if they are not called ’managers’ and don’t necessarily have formal qualifications?  Or is there a middle ground that migh

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For evaluation to be truly useful it needs to be engage in public discussions about relevant issues, especially those involving strategic changes to the way government and non-government organisations plan, manage and implement or how data are gathered, reported and used. 
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For evaluation to be truly useful it needs to be embedded in organisational processes, especially those involving strategic changes to the way government and non-government organisations plan, manage and implement. 
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As part of its public advocacy role, a professional association can provide information to potential clients about how to engage with evaluators effectively.  We have not yet found examples of an evaluation association or society doing this and have shared the following examples from the International Association for Public Participation and from Arts Queensland, in the Queensland State Government,  as models of how an association might provide this information, and what information might be provided about engaging an evaluator.
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Providing a clear definition or explanation of evaluation in online and printed materials. An important part of evaluation capacity strengthening at the level of an organisation or a system is to have clear and constructive information widely available about what evaluation is and what evaluators do.  This can support individual and communities to engage in evaluation processes and to use evaluation findings.  This is particularly important for evaluation, where there is often a lack of understanding of what it involves, or a misunderstanding that it always involves a review by a content expert or is focused only on compliance with processes.

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