Speaking Justice to Power: Ethical and Methodological Challenges for Evaluators (Comparative Policy Evaluation 21)
By: Mita Marra (editor), Kim Forss (editor)Hardback
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Efficiency, economy, and equity are policy goals pursued by governments around the world, but analysts and evaluators have devoted more effort to measuring and evaluating the first two. In Speaking Justice to Power , contributors examine the concept of equity, the role it plays, and its application in policy evaluation. Here some of the most valuable thinkers in the area of policy studies address key questions: How should evaluators develop criteria for measuring equity as they analyze both program and policy implementation as well as their impacts? What distinctions among people should be taken into account when measuring and valuing impacts? What sorts of data should be used to analyze processes and impacts in different settings? How might such data be validated? The contributors employ grounded-theory thinking as they translate key ethical principles into their work and draw important lessons from their experiences. The work discusses equity in interventions addressing a variety of social and environmental problems. This volume continues the fine tradition of Transaction's Comparative Policy Evaluation series.
Kim Forss holds a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. His research has concerned comparative studies of evaluation, the design of inquiring systems and organizational learning, utilization of results, as well as process use of evaluation. Mita Marra is a full-time researcher at the Italian National Research Council. Since 1998, she has consulted with the World Bank Institute and the operations evaluation department of the World Bank.
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