RE: The pervasive power of western evaluation culture: how and in what ways do you wrestle with ensuring evaluation is culturally appropriate and beneficial to those who legitimise development aid? | Eval Forward

Dear Pedronel,

Hi and thank you for responding. And I completely agree with how evaluations and evaluators are challenged in the way you describe. Failing to overcome these risks an exclusion of more diverse streams of knowledge and local ways of making change can be especially hampered by a fixation on a pre-ordained finishing line rather than flowing with a generative process at the speed of seasons. 

What are the challenges you mention in relation to learning about and prioritising indigenous knowledge?; and how do you think these can be overcome?

Best wishes and thank you again,