Developmental evaluation (DE) is particularly useful for supporting ongoing learning in complex situations
"For the last two years, FSG has been working with the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation on a developmental evaluation of its Community Information Challenge project – a 5-year, $24m innovative initiative designed to foster local information news and civic engagement through digital media. In this session, we described how the evaluation’s questions, design and data collection methods, and reporting strategies have evolved over time – how the evaluation has been responsive to emerging client interests and information needs, in ways that reflect a strategic learning and developmental evaluation approach."
Source AEA Public Library: Eval11 Session 555: Living into Developmental Evaluation: Reflections on Changing Practice
Preskill H (2011) Eval11 Session 555: Living into Developmental Evaluation: Reflections on Changing Practice. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference 2011. Retrieved from http://comm.eval.org/EVAL/Resources/ViewDocument/?DocumentKey=8308389a-7961-4d0e-a155-cb9dae79f055