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What are the Grand Challenges of Evaluation?

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mroger@eupraxiatraining.com's picture

Given that our society is deeply influenced by market-driven thinking, to the point that we are no longer unaware of how deeply we have integrated economic principles into our work, I would like to suggest that a Grand Challenge would be to de-occupy evaluation. What we measure is what we see, and what we see, we measure. But we may be missing important things because we haven't polished our glasses for a while. What if we were to begin to value, look for, and measure other things? As inspiration I recommend Michael J. Sandel's book "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets".