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Building capacity to evaluate health and nutrition programs.

Authors
  • LaLonde, Robert J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2009
Volume
15
Issue
6 Suppl
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181b61069
PMID: 19829238
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

With the growing demand for program evaluations, governments in the developing world and nongovernmental organizations have discovered that the pool of trained evaluators is often relatively scarce. This article explains why high-quality retrospective program evaluations require highly trained evaluators and rich databases. The US Department of Agriculture's Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics program and the Global Development Network-Gates Foundation Promoting Innovative Programs From the Developing World demonstration illustrate two approaches that public and nonprofit managers have adopted to build evaluation capacity in their programmatic areas.

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