"Evaluation is becoming a more familiar tool for organizations, but many people have trouble visualizing the eventual findings and their utility, especially beyond the accountability function." —Laura C. Leviton
Evaluation capacity building (ECB) has grown as a concept over the past decade among the evaluation field. This commentary by Laura Leviton examines ECB’s progress, posing questions about underexamined issues in ECB.
Leviton poses questions to evaluators, organizations, and funders, including:
This commentary uses questions following the Socratic method to examine the impact of ECB. These questions are important to consider to help organizations better understand the role evaluation plays in their ability to accomplish their work.