Structured Review of the Evaluation Capacity Building Literature

Research

Structured Review of the Evaluation Capacity Building Literature

Research on evaluation capacity building goes back almost twenty years. Since the earliest definitions of ECB were proposed, our knowledge on how to measure and build organizational capacity in evaluation have evolved significantly. This project, which brings together researchers and students from Canada and the United States, aims to take stock of the body of literature published thus far and to determine how best to proceed going forward. A structured review of the literature is underway and will focus on what is currently known about organizational capacity in evaluation as well as the strategies that have been tested empirically and that have been shown to bring about positive changes. A second study, which will complement the structured review, is also underway and will paint a bibliometric picture of the literature on ECB.