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 was conducted and focuses 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 focuses on online tools and approaches that support ECB.

  • Bourgeois, I., Fierro, L., Lemire, S., Castleman, A., & Cho, M. (revised and resubmitted). Laying a solid foundation for the next generation of Evaluation Capacity Building: Findings from a comprehensive review. American Journal of Evaluation.
  • Castleman, A., Cho, M., Bourgeois, I., Fierro, L., & Lemire. S. (submitted). We can’t hear you, you’re on mute: lessons learned from online ECB. Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation.