Participatory methods are the established methodology in international aid and development. Within this paradigm things that are more participatory are thought of as being more impactful, however, the actual success or failure of any given international project is measured by its evaluation team. These evaluations are vitally important in regards to funding, both for future programs and continuing programs, and in shaping the methodology of future programs. These evaluations are also non-participatory. Do the evaluations impact the lives of participants and how do they reflect “good” development? The measures of impact differ from the measures of success, this project looks at how they diverge, and what that could mean for these international projects.
Level of Honors
Hoffman-Dachelet, Sari N., "Who Cares What They're Saying: Participation in International Development Analysis" (2016). Lawrence University Honors Projects. Paper 93.