Preparing the Evaluation Field for Evaluators of Colour

Writing for the American Evaluation Association’s AEA 365 blog platform,¬†Wanda Casillas, Sahiti Bhaskara, and Jack Serna argue that, among a range of challenges in truly diversifying the evaluation field, two issues must be addressed. “First is the challenge of cultural traditions among Western social scientists and researchers that do not accept or understand the value of lived experiences for informing ‘good’ evaluation and applied research,” they write. Second, the authors call for “reimagining a cross-cultural practice of evaluation and applied research” that effectively fosters a “cross-pollination of ideas, practices, skills theories, and a respect for innovative approaches.”¬† To read the blog, click HERE