Participatory Assessment of Development Interventions: Lessons Learned From a New Evaluation Methodology in Ghana and Burkina Faso

Pouw, Nicky, Dietz, Ton, Belemvire, Adame, de Groot, Dieneke, Millar, David, Obeng, Francis Kwabena, Rijneveld, Wouter, van der Geest, Kees, Zjos Vlaminck and Zaal, Fred, (2016). Participatory Assessment of Development Interventions: Lessons Learned From a New Evaluation Methodology in Ghana and Burkina Faso. American Journal of Evaluation, 1-13

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    Author Pouw, Nicky
    Dietz, Ton
    Belemvire, Adame
    de Groot, Dieneke
    Millar, David
    Obeng, Francis Kwabena
    Rijneveld, Wouter
    van der Geest, Kees
    Zjos Vlaminck
    Zaal, Fred
    Title Participatory Assessment of Development Interventions: Lessons Learned From a New Evaluation Methodology in Ghana and Burkina Faso
    Appearing in American Journal of Evaluation
    Publication Date 2016-04-12
    Place of Publication Thousand Oaks
    Publisher Sage Publications
    Start page 1
    End page 13
    Language eng
    Abstract This article presents the principles and findings of developing a new participatory assessment of development (PADev) evaluation approach that was codesigned with Dutch nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and northern and southern research institutes over a period of 4 years in the context of rural development in Ghana and Burkina Faso. Although participatory approaches in development evaluations have become widely accepted since the 1990s, the PADev approach is different by taking the principles of holism and local knowledge as starting points for its methodological elaboration. The PADev approach is found to have an added value for assessing the differentiated effects of development interventions across different subgroups in a community through intersubjectivity. Moreover, if PADev is taken up by a multitude of stakeholders, including the intended beneficiaries of development interventions and development stakeholders, it can contribute to a process of local history writing, knowledge sharing, capacity development, and providing input into community action plans and the strategies of community-based organizations and NGOs.
    UNBIS Thesaurus GHANA
    BURKINA FASO
    Keyword Development Interventions
    Participatory assessment
    Copyright Holder Sage Publications
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1177/1098214016641210
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