A Developmental Evaluation Inquiry Framework Supporting the Development of an International Social Change Network
One of the 10 questions addressed in the opening chapter is this: What methods are used in developmental evaluation? The answer is that developmental evaluation does not rely on or advocate any particular evaluation method, design, tool, or inquiry framework. Methods can be emergent and flexible; designs can be dynamic. In essence, methods and tools have to be adapted to the particular challenges of developmental evaluation. This chapter exemplifies how that is done, featuring an innovative approach developed by Ricardo Wilson-Grau and colleagues (including coauthor Goele Scheers) called outcome harvesting.