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Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia

Katherine Eve Hay and Shubh Kumar-Range

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This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia. It analyses and documents the status of, and challenges for, development evaluation in this region. The collection covers three critical dimensions of making evaluation matter in development processes and change in South Asia: context, methods, and use. The chapters draw on a depth of experience from evaluators in several countries in South Asia to explore how the context in South Asia influences the methods that are appropriate for evaluating policies, programs and projects in this context, and the challenges to having evaluation findings used to influence and bring about change.

The editors

Katherine Eve Hay leads the monitoring, learning, and evaluation function for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India. She brings a strong gender and equity focus to her work and has written extensively on women’s empowerment, feminist evaluation, and evaluation capacity building.

Shubh Kumar-Range is currently leading the gender and food security integration in agricultural policy for Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance's support to the Government of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Program.