Budgeting for Developmental Evaluation (DE)

An interview with internationally recognised evaluation expert Michael Quinn Patton by Heather Britt for BetterEvaluation, April 2012.  

Michael Quinn Patton elaborates on the the distinction between budgeting for DE and other forms of evaluation and the three specific approaches he uses to budget for DE.

They are:

  • Retainer fee contracts
  • Stepwise funding
  • Speculate and allow for contingencies


Patton, MQ & Britt H, 2012. Budgeting for Developmental Evaluation (DE) Interview for BetterEvaluation

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