Policy & Practice - A Development Education Review



Monitoring & Evaluation
Autumn 2010

Guest Editorial: Editorial

Mags Liddy


Research is an everyday practice in our lives.  We explore the multitudes of options when buying car insurance; we read about our holiday destination and the history of the tourist attractions there; we assess the value and usefulness of a product to our lifestyle.  The most commonly cited example of research in development education is evaluation work.  Formative evaluation can greatly add to the impact of development education programmes as it is implemented during their runtime, while summative evaluation provides a written account of the work completed.  In addition, some funding programmes making evaluation an obligatory requirement.

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