Developmental Evaluation (DE) is an approach started by Michael Patton. It is a type of evaluation that support the development of innovation in complex situations. DE is comprised of documenting, analyzing and interpreting what emerges to facilitate learning, accountability, and future action. This is an adaptive process.
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- Developmental Evaluation
Better Evaluation website quick description of DE.
- A Developmental Evaluation Primer
A guide to DE written by Jamie Gamble and published by the McConnell Foundation
- Evaluation, Knowledge management, Best practices and High-Quality Lessons Learned
article by Michael Quinn Patton in American Journal of Evaluation
- A Practitioner's Guide to Developmental Evaluation
Guide published by McConnell Foundation
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