Over the last two decades, evaluation has become a major issue for academics, governmental and public organizations and businesses throughout the world. This has, however, resulted in a body of knowledge scattered across disciplines, professions and countries.
To promote dialogue internationally and to build bridges within this expanding field, Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice was launched in July 1995.
American Journal of Evaluation
Each issue of the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) explores decisions and challenges related to conceptualizing, designing and conducting evaluations. Four times/year it offers original, peer-reviewed, articles about the methods, theory, ethics, politics, and practice of evaluation.
APO: Australian & NZ analysis and policy observatory
APO is an open access evidence platform – making public policy research and resources accessible and useable. As a unique public good with a trusted reputation, we champion open access and evidence-informed decision-making.
Australia: National Library of Australia eResources
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Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation
The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation is published three times a year by the Canadian Evaluation Society. The journal seeks to promote the theory and practice of program evaluation. To this end, CJPE publishes full-length articles on all aspects of the theory and practice of evaluation and shorter Evaluation Practice Notes which share practical knowledge, experiences and lessons learned. The journal has a particular interest in articles reporting original empirical research on evaluation. CJPE is a completely bilingual journal, publishing in both English and French. Readership includes academics, practitioners and policymakers. CJPE attracts authors and readers internationally.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) publishes rigorous, policy-relevant research of interest to those engaged in educational policy analysis, evaluation, and decision making. EEPA is a multidisciplinary journal, and editors consider original research from multiple disciplines, theoretical orientations, and methodologies.
Evaluation and Program Planning
Evaluation and Program Planning is based on the principle that the techniques and methods of evaluation and planning transcend the boundaries of specific fields and that relevant contributions to these areas come from people representing many different positions, intellectual traditions, and interests. In order to further the development of evaluation and planning, we publish articles from the private and public sectors in a wide range of areas: organizational development and behavior, training, planning, human resource development, health and mental wellbeing, social services, corrections, substance abuse, and education. The primary goals of the journal are to assist evaluators and planners to improve the practice of their professions, to develop their skills and to improve their knowledge base.
Evaluation Review aims to advance the practice of evaluation and to publish the results of high quality evaluations. The Review focuses on rigorous evaluation of public programs and policies across a range of types of evaluation, policy areas, and academic disciplines, all to foster evidence based policy. Papers of interest include methodology, results, and broader perspectives on evaluation (e.g., contracting for evaluation, relation to policy).
Independent Evaluation Group
The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group. Our work provides evaluative evidence to help the World Bank Group deliver better services and results to its clients. We do so by generating lessons from past experience and accountability to shareholders and stakeholders at large.
IEG is independent of the Management of the World Bank Group and reports directly to the Executive Board
Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation
Executive Editor: Chris L. S. Coryn
Editors: E. Jane Davidson, Kristin A. Hobson, Daniela C. Schröter, and Michael Scriven
Associate Editors: Tarrek Azzam, Erica L. Fiekowsky, Gregory D. Greenman II, Robert H. McCown, Abhik R. Roy, Corey D. Smith, Carl D. Westine, and Lyssa N. Wilson
Performance Evaluation functions as a leading journal in the area of modeling, measurement, and evaluation of performance aspects of computing and communication systems. As such, it aims to present a balanced and complete view of the entire Performance Evaluation profession.
The European Journal of Development Research: Impact Evaluation Initiative
One of the most hotly contested issues in international development is the practice and role of impact assessment. Proponents of impact assessment argue the need to discern those policy actions and programs that bring the greatest benefits to the poor, especially in the context of scarce development budgets. Amongst proponents there are active debates over the merits of quantitative versus more qualitative and participatory approaches to assessing impacts.