Impact assessment as knowledge generation and learning: operational challenges in faith-based non-governmental organisations

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Abstract

This paper explores the potential role of impact assessment as a learning opportunity in faith-based development organisations. Using the case of TDO, a faith-based relief and development organisation, the dual criteria of assessment and learning are applied to TDO's evaluation culture. Information triangulation reveals the internal and external challenges confronted by transformational development organisations in their learning. Philosophical, emotional, and leadership tensions may represent a greater challenge to assessment and learning than the traditional obstacles of time, money, and data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number658430
Pages (from-to)328-349
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Development Effectiveness
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

Keywords

  • faith-based organisations
  • impact assessment
  • learning organisation
  • transformational development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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