What matters in our work as evaluators ? Interview of Donna Mertens

Last year in Paris, Marc Tevini* and Kenza Bennani** and a chance to interview Donna Mertens about the transformative approach in evaluation, how to face the climate change issue, the dead angles in evaluation and the role of emerging evaluators.

▶ The full interview is available here : https://lnkd.in/d9Cswcp & on Twitter here : https://lnkd.in/d-QaQmw

Here's a glimpse of it :

▶ What matters in our work as evaluators is to raise up issues

▶ In a way that sheds light on the change needed in programs and policies

▶ There is rigorous scientific evidence that climate change is an issue

▶ A good evaluator should be critically reflective about such an oppressive issue

▶ We have to be ethical and honest about the values underpinning a program or policy

▶ We have to play the most important role of an evaluator, which is to ask provocative questions

Fell free to watch it, share and comment !

* Marc Tevini is a partner and consultant in evaluation at Quadrant Conseil. Since 2018, he has founded and led the thematic group of young emerging evaluators (JEEunes) within the French Evaluation Society. Marc is developing a research interest around evaluation processes carried out by non-evaluation practitioners, namely activist evaluations.

** Kenza Bennani is an evaluation manager with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate General for International Development). A political scientist by training, she has 9 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, combining evaluation, management consulting and communications roles. She is a Board Member of IDEAS representing the Middle East and North Africa, as well as a co-leader of the Réseau Francophone des Evaluateurs Emergents (RF-Eé) and the co-convenor of the French Evaluation Society Working Group for Young and Emerging Evaluators (JEEunes).

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Comment by Catherine Borgman-Arboleda on May 1, 2020 at 16:22

Great interview!!

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