Engagement in relevant public processes

For evaluation to be truly useful it needs to engage in public discussions about relevant issues.

Particularly relevant issues involve strategic changes to how government and non-government organisations plan, manage and implement or how data are gathered, reported and used.


In 2001 and 2002, the American Evaluation Association Task Force on High Stakes Testing developed an AEA position statement on high stakes testing and research reports for evaluators to use to inform themselves.

Advice for using this method

  • Evaluation associations and societies may consider identifying opportunities for engagement in relevant organisational and public processes and support an ongoing capacity for such engagement (for example, formulating targeted working groups or Task Forces to focus on areas such as government engagement and advocacy). 

Peersman, G. and Rogers, P. (2017). Pathways to advance professionalisation within the context of the Australasian Evaluation Society. Melbourne: ANZSOG/BetterEvaluation. Retrieved from:  https://www.betterevaluation.org/en/resources/pathways-advance-professio...

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