Why do Evaluators Need to Understand Complexity?

Evaluators need to know about complexity because the programs they evaluate often exhibit complex behaviors. Without understanding complexity, evaluators cannot construct models, develop methodologies, and interpret data in ways that accurately describe what programs are doing, and why. If they get it wrong, so too will evaluation users and stakeholders....

What does ICCCI mean to you?

The Academy, geared toward transformational change, "visualizes a world where evaluation is an integral part of all governments, civil society, and private sector development efforts." But it's not just any evaluation. It's evaluation that is grounded in a set of principles and values. I focus here on the values: "We are...