Skip to main content

Promoting Democracy from Without - Learning from Within (Part I)

Buy Article:

$47.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Over a decade after its introduction, evaluation of 'democracy assistance' has become crucial, yet faced with considerable methodological difficulties. Such challenges are addressed from two separate angles in this two-part article. Part I examines how international development agencies have tackled the methodological problems, focusing on a recent spate of evaluation studies. It is concluded that the application of conventional evaluation methodology in this field, notably the logical framework approach, suffers from a number of deficiencies and limitations, while attempts at country impact evaluation have not adequately addressed the inherent difficulties. Additionally, it is felt that conventional evaluation reproduces a negative feature of democracy assistance itself - it is externally led and controlled, with limited input from local actors. To address such shortcomings, Part II (in a following issue) offers an alternative methodology based on a participatory approach in which domestic actors play a determining role.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: democracy assistance; development aid; donor agencies; evaluation; governance; logical framework analysis

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-03-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more