AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators

This paper from the American Evaluation Association (AEA) outlines the guiding principles to be used by evaluators in order to promote ethical practice in evaluations.

This is an abbreviated version of the guidelines, however, a full version of the guidelines can be found online at the AEA.


  • Systematic inquiry
  • Competence
  • Integrity/honesty
  • Respect for people
  • Responsibilities for general and public welfare


American Evaluation Association (AEA), (2004). Guiding principles for evaluators. Retrieved from website:

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