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10 March 2014

Evaluation in support of RIA: the Russian experience

Our network friend Daniel Tsygankov from Moscow has just co-authored an interesting article on the "growth of the evaluation profession" published by the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.
"Evaluation is an emerging field in Russia, and the authors have been intensively involved in it for over a decade. This article explores the evolution of evaluation capacity and describes the growth of evaluator competencies in Russia. It focuses on areas with extensive development: (a) the institutionalization of regulatory impact assessment in the public sector, (b) evaluation's development in nongovernmental organizations, (c) the growth of monitoring and evaluation capacity in private foundations, and (d) the emergence of local independent evaluation consulting. Although no common definition of evaluator competencies exists in Russia, the role may be included in a professional registry currently under development."

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