What is Development Evaluation?

Welcome to the TDC Evaluation Blog.

Our blogs will seek to bring a development perspective to Development Evaluation by examining some of the key lessons, issues, successes and challenges.

Development evaluation is a sub-discipline of evaluation.

The DAC’s definition of development evaluation has been widely accepted and adopted as being the “systematic and objective assessment of an-ongoing or completed project, program or policy, its design, implementation and results”. According to the OECD (2002), this type of evaluation uses a mix of methods also referred to as methodological triangulation- using several theories, sources or types of information and or types of analysis to verify and substantiate an assessment.