What is empowerment evaluation?

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(Stacey McDonald) #1

In this week’s video clip, Paul Favaro starts to explain one approach to evaluation: empowerment evaluation. He sees this approach as a tool for transformation that enables communities to collect the right data to illuminate a process to deal with their issues in a respectful way.

Empowerment evaluation entails engaging a community as an equal partner in the evaluation process. Respecting community, and having the community participate in an authentic way is at the heart of this approach.

Interested in learning more? Check out the What Works’ Empowerment Evaluation page.