Chapter 9. Cultural Competence & Capacity Building By: Nate Hartman, Chris Hunter, Terry Martin, & Kristin Williams. Evaluator Credibility Explicit Values Cultural Viability Formal Agreements Justified Conclusions & Decisions. Cultural Competence. Joint Committee On Standards
Explicit Values- clarification of specific cultural values reinforcing purpose, process, & judgments
Cultural Viability- Recognizing, monitoring, and balancing cultural & political interests
Formal Agreements- Consideration of cultural contexts
Justified Conclusions & Decisions- Justified in the culture and context where they have consequences
Effects an Evaluation has on an Organization & evaluation
Accountability increased in the last decade
With those requirements, more responsibilities for agency employees
Evaluation’s Roles: & evaluation
Recognition- evaluation has an
impact beyond programs
Evaluate how to make decisions
Impact on Organizations
2 Discussions: Mainstream Evaluation
& Build Evaluative Capacity
The Course Selection Process & evaluation
and sends to
Duignan and Wandersman(2003):
ECB vs. Traditional:
For and ECB to work: capacity building? Is it desirable?
-context of the organization
Purpose of an ECB:
“ to build an organization’s capacity, receptiveness, and use of evaluation” (King, 2002)
Where is ECB being used:
-In American Evaluation Association (2008) reported that over 54%
- organizations are utilizing ECB.
-American Cancer Society
-U.S. Center for Disease Control
Is it desirable? capacity building? Is it desirable?
Create attention to new roles capacity building? Is it desirable?
Build organizational capacity, receptiveness, and use of evaluation
The role of evaluators are quite distinct from evaluation studies
Evaluation Capacity Development Group - www.ecdg.netBuilding Evaluation Capacity
Preskill and Boyle (2008)
Questions? capacity building? Is it desirable?