A process of self-assessment, collective knowledge production, and cooperative action in which stakeholders in a development process participate substantially in the identification of evaluation issues, the formulation of evaluation questions, the design of the evaluation, the collection and analysis of data, and the actions taken as a result of the findings.
An evaluation organized as a team project in which the evaluator and representatives of one or more stakeholder groups work collaboratively in developing the evaluation plan, conducting the evaluation, or disseminating and using the results.
evaluation that involves key stakeholders in the design, data collection, and interpretation of evaluation methods.
The collective examination and assessment of a programme or project by the stakeholders and beneficiaries. Participatory evaluations are reflective, action oriented and seek to build capacity. Participatory evaluations are primarily oriented to the information needs of the stakeholders rather than the donor who acts as a facilitator.
The inclusion of members of the organization in a variety of roles throughout the evaluation process.
A broad term for the involvement of primary and other stakeholders in evaluation. The primary focus may be the information needs of stakeholders rather than the donor.
Evaluation method in which representatives of agencies and stakeholders (including beneficiaries) work together in designing, carrying out and interpreting an evaluation. Source: OECD Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management