We are working on numerous systems change evaluations here at Cloud Chamber. We’ve been reflecting on how our systems change evaluation differ to service evaluations. Charities Evaluation Working Group (CHEW) have published my article on this topic, link below.
In summary, I reflect that while many of the methodologies and skills required for systems change evaluations are similar to other kinds of evaluation, there are some important differences. For example, the role of evaluator becomes more developmental (i.e. taking a critical friend approach) and there is a need to make space for learning and reflection. I reflect that there are often “invisible” parts of systems which may include influencing changes in attitudes – evaluation should not take this for granted.
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