The Developmental Evaluation Institute

The Developmental Evaluation Institute (DEI) website aims to provide pathways for new, emerging, and mid-career evaluators to develop skills in Developmental Evaluation for social justice.

This resource and the following information was contributed by Kate McKegg.

Authors and their affiliation

The Developmental Evaluation Institute

  • Co-founders: Nan Wehipeihana, Kate McKegg, Nora Murphy Johnson
  • Collaborators: Nora Murphy Johnson, Jane Davidson, A. Rafael Johnson, Katarina Pipi

Year of publication


Type of resource

  • Website

Key features

The Developmental Evaluation Institute was formed in 2016 and is committed to providing pathways for new, emerging and mid-career evaluators to develop skills in developmental evaluation. 

The Institute has a resource library that is all about developmental evaluation.

The Institute also offers training and professional development in developmental evaluation for evaluators and communities and their funders. 

And more recently, the Institute published the inaugural DEI e-anthology, providing a space for different peoples and perspectives, to give voice to the potentiality of developmental evaluation; its practice, its promise and its contribution to a socially just and equitable world. 

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Commissioners/managers of evaluation;
  • Evaluation users;
  • Evaluators;​

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

The DEI Institute invites those visiting to download resources, read, reflect, and share widely. 

Why would you recommend it to other people?

The need for people in communities and organisations to innovate has never been greater, as we face local, regional, national and global challenges to our way of lives, our environments and our cultures.

Any quest for social innovation and transformation works within a frame of uncertainty, and often requires enormous leaps at the front end to find a way forward.  

We believe developmental evaluation skills are relevant, necessary, and important for evaluators playing a role in systems change that supports increased social justice and equity.


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Anonymous's picture

Just a note to say that the website mentioned above no longer appears to exist - at least, not at the site indicated (as at July 2019).

Alice Macfarlan's picture
Alice Macfarlan

Hi Paul,

Thanks for letting us know! I've contacted the website owners (and Kate McKegg will also have received a notification from your comment). It's possible there is some maintenance on the DEI website so I'll let you know when I hear back and the website is up again.

Thanks again,


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John Colvin

Hi. It looks like the website is still down. Has this initiative folded? If so what a great pity given the relevance of this approach to the world we are now living in. best regards, John

Alice Macfarlan's picture
Alice Macfarlan

Hi John,

Thanks for your comment. To the best of my knowledge this initiative is alive and well, but I'll do what I can to look into this and see if we can find a better link.

Kind regards,


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