Participatory evaluations

In this webinar, Jess Littman and Odile Drice David, MBA discussed why and how to integrate participatory methods into existing evaluations.

Providing a practical approach, the speakers gave guidance on how to integrate multiple project collaborators into evaluations.

Participatory evaluations aim to address power imbalances between evaluators and subjects, particularly in vulnerable populations, by involving participants in various stages of the evaluation process. Challenges include complexity, technical skill requirements, and institutional resistance. However, methods like snowball sampling and focus groups offer avenues for participant engagement in sample selection and data interpretation, ultimately enhancing the relevance and effectiveness of evaluations.

Moderated by Miguel Teixeira and Gabriella Huff.