Future Trends in Development Evaluation and Knowledge Management


  • Osvaldo Nestor Feinstein


knowledge management, future of KM, learning, RCT, complexity, evaluation, ICT


This paper identifies trends in development evaluation that emerged during the last decade such as the use of randomized control trials, the renewed emphasis on complexity, the creation of national, regional and global evaluation networks and associations, the increasing diffusion of ICTs in monitoring and evaluation practice and the interest in using evaluation to inform scaling-up decisions. The paper considers opportunities and risks associated with these trends, proposing ways to deal with them, including a key role for knowledge management.