Date Added: Oct 2010
Arguably "Evaluation" is one of the most dubious words in development theory and practice. Many definitions are roaming around, though its remains to be difficult to get an all inclusive definition. Hence, the concept of "Evaluating" development interventions, starting from policy to programmes and onto projects, has remained to be a slippery, debatable and sometimes divergent concept. Since 1980s, however, a more or less consensual state have been reached between Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and development partners on the essentiality of evaluating the performance of development interventions so that corrections could be made on the weak edges and lessons be mainstreamed.