Editorial Board
Publication date: April 2020Source: Evaluation and Program Planning, Volume 79Author(s): (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Does it make a difference? Evaluation of a Canadian poverty reduction initiative
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Dawn Prentice, Joyce Engel, Jeff Boggs (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Barriers and enablers to conducting cluster randomized control trials in hospitals: A theory-informed scoping review
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Arielle Weir, Simon Kitto, Jennifer Smith, Justin Presseau, Ian Colman, Simon Hatcher (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Building state capability. Evidence, analysis, action, Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, Michael Woolcock. Oxford University Press (2017), Also an open access publication
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Nicoletta Stame (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Do ISO:9001 Standards and EFQM Model differ in their impact on the External Relations and Communication System at schools?
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Jesús Miguel Rodríguez-Mantilla, Angélica Martínez-Zarzuelo, Francisco José Fernández-Cruz (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

An exploratory review of the literature evaluating nonclinical fellowship programs
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Margaret Paek, Connor Radkey, Sally Honeycutt, M. Kathleen Glynn (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Parent adoption and implementation of obesity prevention practices through building children's asking skills at family child care homes
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Tanis J. Walch, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Michaela A. Schenkelberg, Bronwyn S. Fees, David A. Dzewaltowski (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Planning for Urban Life: A New Approach of Sustainable Land Use Plan Based on Transit-Oriented Development
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Yue Liang, Mengbing Du, Xiangxiao Wang, Xiwei Xu (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Effective elements of care-physical activity initiatives for adults with a low socioeconomic status: a concept mapping study with health promotion experts
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Lisanne S. Mulderij, Fieke Wolters, Kirsten T. Verkooijen, Maria A. Koelen, Stef Groenewoud, Annemarie Wagemakers (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Clarifying the role of belief-motive explanations in multi-stakeholder realist evaluation
In conclusion, the relevance of stakeholders’ belief-motive explanations (‘we believe the program works’) in realist evaluation is clarified and discussed. (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Logistics Reorganization and Management of the Ambulatory Pharmacy of a Local Health Unit in Portugal
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Catarina Castro, Teresa Pereira, J.C. Sá, Gilberto SantosAbstractThe Hospital Pharmacy of a Local Health Unit (LHU) in greater Oporto plays a major role in the community. In addition to providing medicines to the entire Internal Unit, it has created a service called "Hospital Ambulatory Pharmacy", which allows continued hospital treatments at home, in a more comfortable and familiar environment. This is mostly due uderfunding which has hindered recruitment of health professionals as well a growing concern f...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Exploring the Unmet Needs for Creating an Enabling Environment for Nurturing Care to Promote Migrant Child Health in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: A Theory-guided Community-based Participatory Action Research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Hyerang Kim, Soonyoung Shon, Hyunsook ShinAbstractEmpirical evidence on community-driven child health promotion programs in disadvantaged migrant populations is limited despite various promotional strategies. Therefore, we implemented a developmental process to shape child health interventions using theory-guided community-based participatory action research (CBPAR) in a migrant community in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan between 2015 and 2019.The collaborative and iterative CBPAR process was conducted through participatory workshops ...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

What do we know about evaluator education? A review of peer-reviewed publications (1978–2018)
This article reviews peer-reviewed writings on evaluator education from 1978 to 2018. Despite the topic’s presumed importance, scholars to date have not extensively addressed it in peer-reviewed publications. The article first describes the methods used to select articles and the conceptual framework for their analysis. It then presents the content of 64 articles selected for review, divided into two major categories: research studies, and reflective case narratives. We further divide research studies into program directories and empirical studies; the case narratives provide information on programs, curriculum, and ...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Understanding the dynamic interinfluences of implementation processes: An illustration by multiple case studies
This study examines the processes involved in the implementation of Check & Connect (C&C), a well-established targeted dropout prevention program validated in several countries that aims at promoting the development of a significant relationship between at-risk students and a mentor as a way to prevent school dropout.Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 mentors and coordinators directly involved in C&C implementation. Analyses were conducted in two subsequent steps: thematic analyses first helped identify implementation processes described by respondents, and then synthetic case studies allowed us ...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

What are the characteristics of the champion that influence the implementation of quality improvement programs?
ConclusionsIt is important to support and encourage champions in the health care systems in developing countries to master and exhibit those qualities and characteristics in order to lead a team for the successful implementation of quality improvement initiatives in the health facilities. More research is needed to understand how to better articulate those qualities in the context of the Haitian health care system. (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Value for Money: A Utilization-focused Approach to Extending the Foundation and Contribution of Economic Evaluation
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Christina Peterson, Gary SkolitsAbstractValue for Money (VfM) is an evaluative question about the merit, worth, and significance of resource use in social programs. Although VfM is a critical component of evidence-based programming, it is often overlooked or avoided by evaluators and decision-makers. A framework for evaluating VfM across the dimensions of economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and equity has emerged in response to limitations of traditional economic evaluation. This framework for assessing VfM integrates metho...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Matching anonymous participants in longitudinal research on sensitive topics: Challenges and recommendations
This study provides recommendations for preventing matching problems in longitudinal studies, a process for rectifying matching issues and a critique of studies that do not address issues of matching-related sample bias in their final analytic sample. (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluating innovation development among Brazilian micro and small businesses in view of management level: insights from the Local Innovation Agents Program
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Hugo Henrique Roth Cardoso, Adriana Dantas Gonçalves, Gustavo Dambiski Gomes de Carvalho, Hélio Gomes de CarvalhoAbstractThis research aims to analyze management and innovation patterns among micro and small businesses (MSBs) that participated during 2015-2016 in the Local Innovation Agents (LIA) Program from the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE). Complemented by factor analyses, two-step cluster analysis was applied on 6674 MSBs’ management dimensions to identify group patterns...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

An assessment of a municipal physical activity programme for seniors based on the EFQM model: integrating the views of internal and external stakeholders
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Patrícia Moura e Sá, Carolina FernandesAbstractThe growing proportion of senior citizens and the importance of encouraging active well-ageing behaviours explain the increasing efforts carried out by governments to develop exercise programmes particularly targeted to this group. The complexity associated with the running of these programmes and the resources committed make their quality assessment essential. The aim of the current paper is to validate and refine the use of the EFQM model in this context. A prog...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Participatory Analytic Hierarchy Process for resource allocation in agricultural development projects
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Pietro De Marinis, Guido Sali (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Exploring linkages between organisational culture and gender equality work—An ethnography of a multi-national engineering company
This article explores linkages between organisation-specific cultural narratives and gender-equality programme planning through the lens of the ‘historicity’ concept. The article argues that to fully understand problem definitions, programme design and organisational change processes related to gender equality, scholars and practitioners cannot focus one-sidedly on expected outcomes and effects. We need to factor in organisational narratives as well, because gender equality actors never arrive at their work as ‘tabulae rasae’. A community of actors always draws on shared dispositions that give sense...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Developing a strategy map for forensic accounting with fraud risk management: An integrated balanced scorecard-based decision model
This study thus presents an integrated methodology for forensic accounting implementation to improve the identification of the strategy map relationship between the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)-based perspective and criteria, by combining multiple-criteria decision making (MCDM) with the Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) and the Analytic Network Process (ANP) techniques. The results have implications for corporate decision-makers to effectively fulfil corporate governance quality assurance and anti-fraud through a forensic accounting strategy map illustration. From the evaluation and planning perspectiv...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Latent Class Analysis Risk Profiles: An Effective Method to Predict a First Re-Report of Maltreatment?
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Hyunil Kim, Melissa Jonson-Reid, Patricia Kohl, Chien-jen Chiang, Brett Drake, Derek Brown, Tim McBride, Shenyang GuoAbstractRecurrence of child maltreatment is a significant concern causing substantial individual, family and societal cost. Variable-based approaches to identifying targets for intervention may not reflect the reality that families may experience multiple co-occurring risks. An alternative approach was tested using baseline data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) I and II to de...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Expanding Evaluator Competency Research: Exploring Competencies for Program Evaluation Using the Context of Non-formal Education
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): John Diaz, Anil Kumar Chaudhary, K.S.U. Jayaratne, Elsie AssanAbstractThe overlap of competencies between general program evaluation and specific contexts or content will always be reality because evaluators may need unique competencies to answer evaluation questions for particular contexts or content areas. Limited research exists that explores the essential competencies required by professionals who use evaluation as one part of their job portfolio, which leaves unanswered questions regarding the applicability of current e...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Using network analysis to conduct a system-wide program evaluation within a university
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Megan S. Patterson, Tyler Prochnow, Ryan G. Richardson, Kevin P. JacksonAbstractObjectiveTo conduct a system-wide assessment using social network analysis (SNA) to examine how 14 important issues (e.g., consent; racism) are addressed through education, training, and programming at a university.MethodsEvaluators conducted interviews with campus departments responsible for educating/training on the 14 issues. Interviews revealed which programs (n = 52) were offered that addressed the 14 issues, and data on audien...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

What Do We Know about Evaluator Education? A Review of Peer-Reviewed Publications (1978-2018)
This article reviews peer-reviewed writings on evaluator education from 1978 to 2018. Despite the topic’s presumed importance, scholars to date have not extensively addressed it in peer-reviewed publications. The article first describes the methods used to select articles and the conceptual framework for their analysis. It then presents the content of 64 articles selected for review, divided into two major categories: research studies, and reflective case narratives. We further divide research studies into program directories and empirical studies; the case narratives provide information on programs, curriculum, and ...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Mixed-methods library evaluation integrating the patron, library, and external perspectives: The case of Namibia regional libraries
Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Moonjung Yim, Michelle Fellows, Chris CowardAbstractThe article presents a mixed-methods evaluation of regional libraries in Namibia, which incorporates three perspectives: the patron perspective (library users), the library perspective (library staff, management, and related officials), and the external perspective (including evaluators and monitoring data). Seven data collection methods were used: patron surveys, patron panel studies, focus group discussions, key informant and staff interviews, secondary data analysis, med...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Assessing competency-based evaluation course impacts: A mixed methods case study
Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Cheryl N. Poth, Michelle Searle, Alexandra M. Aquilina, Jenny Ge, Alexa Elder (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Whole Elephant: Defining Evaluation
Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Amy M. Gullickson (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Pedagogical Considerations for the Teaching of Evaluation
Publication date: Available online 26 January 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): John M. LaVelle, Chris Lovato, Clayton StephensonAbstractPedagogy and andragogy refer to the philosophical and empirical assumptions that instructors make about what and how people learn. These assumptions guide much of the subsequent instructional design process, including learning objectives, learning experiences, assessment techniques, and more. Most of the existing literature in evaluator education is descriptive in nature, and there has been limited attention to research on pedagogy specific to evaluation or identificat...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Practice Makes Better? Testing a Model for Training Program Evaluators in Situation Awareness
This study addressed that gap by examining the potential for one online training program, informed by research on deliberate practice, to accelerate evaluators’ progress towards expertise in situation awareness. Built to align with evidence on developing situation awareness skills, the EvalPractice portal combined (1) an extensive ‘case bank’ of real-world evaluation scenarios, (2) repetitive practice that allowed novice evaluators to practice interpreting these evaluation scenarios, and (3) immediate feedback on the accuracy of these efforts based on events from the real-life version of the scenario. Fin...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Context matters: Using mixed methods timelines to provide an accessible and integrated visual for complex program evaluation data
We present methods and best practices for collecting contextual data and for incorporating a variety of data sources into such a visual. We discuss several strategies to collect and organize context related data including: qualitative interviews, program materials, narrative reports, and member checking with stakeholders and staff. Gathering multiple perspectives is essential to better capture the multi-layered elements of program activities and context. (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Development and validation of an instrument to assess institutionalization of health promotion in faith-based organizations
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Randi M. Williams, Jing Zhang, Nathaniel Woodard, Jimmie Slade, Sherie Lou Zara Santos, Cheryl L. KnottAbstractInstitutionalization of health promotion interventions occurs when the organization makes changes to support the program as a component of its routine operations. To date there has not been a way to systematically measure institutionalization of health promotion interventions outside of healthcare settings. The purpose of the present study was to develop and evaluate the initial psychometric properties of an instrum...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

What Can We Learn about Unintended Consequences from a Textual Analysis of Monitoring Reports and Evaluations for U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs?
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Martin de Alteriis (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Codifying explicit and tacit practitioner knowledge in community social pediatrics organizations: Evaluation of the first step of a knowledge transfer strategy
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Christian Dagenais, Didier Dupont, Frédéric Nault-Brière, Diego Mena, Gabrielle Yale-Soulière, Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - January 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Using Video Vignettes in Research and Program Evaluation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Case Study of the Leadership for Empowerment and Abuse Prevention Project
Publication date: Available online 20 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Parthenia Dinora, Andrew Schoeneman, Molly Dellinger-Wray, Elizabeth Cramer, Jack Brandt, Allison D’Aguilar (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

How do public investments in gender equality initiatives and publication patterns interrelate? The case of Germany
This article examines whether two of the major German flagship programmes to increase the participation of female researchers in the German science system, the "Women Professorship Programme" and the "Pact for Research and Innovation", have actually increased the number of women, especially in leadership positions. In a second step, we analyse whether such an assumed increase influences the publication patterns of authors with German affiliation. This article is based on literature and desk research as well as bibliometric analysis using Scopus. The most important result is that the number of women in r...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) Interventions and the Development of Sustainable Evaluation Practice: An Exploratory Study
Publication date: Available online 19 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Jay Wade, Leanne Kallemeyn (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation of Technological Competence and Operations Efficiency in the Defense Industry: The Strategic Planning of South Korea
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Jun Gon Lee, Min Jae ParkAbstractThis research aims to contribute to efficiency improvement by providing the implications for decision-making on continuous defense R&D investment strategies and acquisition methods via analyzing the current position and measuring the efficiency of overall weapon systems on technological competence and operations. This research is distinctive in comparison to previous studies because it is structured in a two-stage DEA analysis for efficiency by distinguishing between the technology and o...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Utilizing the RE-AIM framework to determine effectiveness of a preschool intervention program on social-emotional outcomes
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Ruby A. Natale, Ellen Kolomeyer, Ana Robleto, Zafreen Jaffery, Rachel SpectorAbstractSocial-emotional issues in preschoolers continue to be an area of concern across the nation. Models to determine effective implementation practices are needed. The Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework is one model that can be used to evaluate program implementation in preschool settings. The Jump Start program provided short-term intervention to children in low-income preschools from multiethnic bac...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

How people with disabilities experience programs to prevent intimate partner violence across four countries
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Erin Stern, Ingrid van der Heijden, Kristin DunkleAbstractWomen with disabilities are more vulnerable to violence, including intimate partner violence (IPV), yet the majority of emerging IPV prevention programs fail to explicitly consider the needs of participants with disabilities. Women and men living with disabilities engaged with IPV prevention programs in four countries were interviewed to explore how disability shaped their experiences of gender, violence, IPV, and whether the programs met their disability related nee...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Perceptions of Participants and Staff of Implementing a Physical Activity Program in Rural Primary Care
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Jill R. Reed, Danae Dinkel, Matthew R. Bice, Paul Estabrooks, Bunny Pozehl, Kate Heelan (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Interorganizational network findings from a nationwide cardiovascular disease prevention initiative
ConclusionsWhen planning and implementing interorganizational networks, high betweenness centrality and more hierarchically structured networks were identified as the most salient partnership characteristics to programmatic success. The network findings were triangulated with previously published qualitative data to provide context. These findings provide valuable insight on how national networks can be designed and leveraged to implement systematic community health projects. (Source: Evaluation and Program Planning)
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Visionary evaluation: approaching Aboriginal ontological equity in water management evaluation
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Susan GoffAbstractThe 2017 Traditional Owner evaluation of the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan developed an approach to evaluation that tested the use of Standpoint Theory in the field of natural resource management. This methodological choice was intended to enable a cross-cultural, participatory and systemic inclusion of Aboriginal approaches to data generation and use in equal measure to non-indigenous approaches. The method is implemented as a nested, up-hierarchy of scale, enabling a pan-optican dimensi...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Evaluation Capacity Building in the Nonformal Education Context: Challenges and Strategies
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Anil Kumar Chaudhary, John Diaz, K.S.U. Jayaratne, Elsie AssanAbstractPolicymakers’ demand for increased accountability has compelled organizations to pay more attention to internal evaluation capacity building (ECB). The existing literature about ECB has focused on capacity building experiences and organizational research, with limited attention on challenges that internal evaluation specialists face in building organizational evaluative capacity. To address this knowledge gap, we conducted a Delphi study with evaluat...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

A Few Introductory Notes on the Special Issue on the Evaluation Framework for Promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation (EFFORTI)
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Mita MarraAbstractBeing European with a long standing research interest in evaluation of gender policies, I could not begin my assignment as Editor in Chief with a better task. Readers will forgive me for these few biographical notes. Before presenting this special issue, I owe many thanks to Jonny Morell who involved me in its design as early as June 2018. I also want to thank Susanne Bührer, Clemens Striebing, Evanthia Kalpazidou Schmidt, Rachel Palmén, Sybille Reidl, Florian Holzinger and Jörg Müller...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

A Scoping Review of Knowledge Syntheses in the Field of Evaluation across Four Decades of Practice
Publication date: Available online 28 November 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Justin Lawarée, Steve Jacob, Mathieu OuimetAbstractThis scoping review of 62 knowledge syntheses published in evaluation-focused journals between 1979 and May 2018 provides a portrait of synthesis practices and their evolution in the mainstream of the field of evaluation. Concerns surrounding the production of knowledge syntheses to answer policy questions are not new in the field of evaluation. However, during this last decade, knowledge synthesis methods have expanded as a means to go beyond the limits and constrai...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Contribution analysis to analyze the effects of the health impact assessment at the local level: A case of urban revitalization
Publication date: Available online 27 November 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Jean Marie Buregeya, Christine Loignon, Astrid BrousselleAbstractThe health impact assessment (HIA) is a tool used to estimate the potential impact on health of non-health-related proposals prior to implementation. While it is increasingly used in Quebec, Canada, studies have not analyzed its medium-term impacts and potential long-term impacts. We conducted a contribution analysis using in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, as well as documents, observation and images related to HIA in order to analyze its impacts on t...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Improving performance evaluation based on balanced scorecard with grey relational analysis and data envelopment analysis approaches: Case study in water and wastewater companies
Publication date: Available online 24 November 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Fatemeh Sarraf, Shabnam Hashemi NejadAbstractVarious approaches are used to measure the firms’ performance. Grey relational analysis is one of the multiple attribute decision-making methods and data envelopment analysis is used to calculate the efficiency. Regarding the importance of water and wastewater companies’ services, the present study, evaluates the performance and rank these companies by using grey relational analysis and data envelopment analysis approaches based on balanced scorecard criteria. Besides...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Core Strategies, Social Processes, and Contextual Influences of Early Phases of Implementation and Statewide Scale-up of Group Prenatal Care in South Carolina
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Kristin M. Van De Griend, Deborah L. Billings, Edward A. Frongillo, DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias, Amy H. Crockett, Sarah Covington-KolbAbstractThis mixed-methods process evaluation examined a state-wide, interagency collaborative in South Carolina that expanded CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care from two to five additional healthcare practices from 2012 to 2015. The evaluation focused on delineating core processes, strategies, and external contextual elements of group prenatal care implementation and scale-up. Success of...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research