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12:00 - 13:00 27 June 2018

Participatory evaluation for development programmes – taking a de-colonial participatory research approach to evaluation


Room 736 | UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, University of Toronto
Elena Toukan, University of Toronto

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández and Elena Toukan (with Toukan via Skype) from University of Toronto discuss dilemmas and best practices for evaluating participatory development projects with Indigenous communities in the global south. Drawing from his work with a group of researchers in the Huilliche territory of Southern Chile, Gaztambide-Fernández discusses how conceptions of space and time limit the ability of external evaluators to grasp the “impact” of a particular project and how a decolonizing approach to participatory evaluation expands what researchers are able to see and to understand.


Claire Maxwell