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Evaluations of development assistance programmes: The recipient's perspective

Goldsworthy, David (1988) Evaluations of development assistance programmes: The recipient's perspective. Masters by Research thesis, Murdoch University.

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This dissertation looks at how evaluation studies of development assistance programmes are perceived and used by recipients of that assistance. It attempts to explore what the major donor agencies believe should be happening and to integrate this with what research on the use of information from evaluation studies has discovered.

The study is based on a review of the experiences of seven Mexican projects which underwent external evaluations in recent years. By listening to the suggestions made by the project staff in these case studies it is hoped that the international evaluation fraternity will begin to put their own organisational rhetoric into practice. To fulfil the promise of evaluation as partnership will require major changes in how international evaluations are conducted. If these experiences from Mexico are common in other parts of the world, then the changes have hardly yet begun.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Research)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
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