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Evaluation Matters—He Take Tō Te Aromatawai 6: 2020


Author(s): Fiona Cram
Author(s): Adrian Field and Seini Jensen
Author(s): Robin Peace
Author(s): Heather Nunns

The turbulent and fluid environment in which we find ourselves due to the COVID-19 pandemic requires evaluative responses that facilitate learning, adaptation, and timeliness. This article examines the last of these—the need for timely evaluative information. Such information requires evaluators and their clients making trade-offs between what is desirable and...

Author(s): Howard Markland

Public-sector programme evaluation in New Zealand has advanced significantly since the early 1990s, with growth in evaluation activity, improved service quality, and establishment of a formal training pathway and a national governance body. However, there is evidence of emerging challenges, particularly with respect to supply, quality, transparency, and leadership. This...

Author(s): Robert Picciotto

This article was triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the antiracist protests that have swept the world. Both developments have brought to the surface the social inequities and the existential risks that face humanity in a complex and interconnected world. Indigenous evaluation is highly relevant to both predicaments. Since I...

Author(s): Carol Mutch

The current COVID-19 pandemic has provided the world with a range of crisis leadership case studies as nations’ leaders approach control of, and communication about, the virus in dramatically different ways. Drawing on the literature and the author’s post-disaster and post-crisis studies, this reflective piece offers a framework for analysing...

Author(s): John T. Njovu

"I started taking notice of the coronavirus outbreak when it started to quickly spread to other countries. On 13 January 2020 a first COVID-19 case outside China was confirmed in Thailand. When Europe got affected and numbers started exponentially rising in Italy and England, I became concerned.
"When the...