Rooting Evaluation Guidelines in Relational Ethics: Lessons From Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ms Blaser Mapitsa, Caitlin
dc.contributor.author Ms Polzer Ngwato, Tara
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-19T06:55:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-19T06:55:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/28473
dc.description.abstract As global discussions of evaluation standards become more contextually nuanced, culturally responsive conceptions of ethics have not been sufficiently discussed. In academic social research, ethical clearance processes have been designed to protect vulnerable people from harm related to participation in a research project. This article expands the ambit of ethical protection thinking and proposes a relational ethics approach for evaluation practitioners. This centers an analysis of power relations among and within all the different stakeholder groups in order to establish, in a contextspecific manner, which stakeholders are vulnerable and in need of protection. The approach also contextualizes the nature of “the public good,” as part of an ethical consideration of interest tradeoffs during evaluations. The discussion is informed by our experiences in African contexts and speaks to the “Made in Africa” research agenda but is also relevant to other global contexts where alternatives to “developed country” ontological assumptions about the roles of researchers and participations and the nature of vulnerability are being reconsidered. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher American Journal of Evaluation en_ZA
dc.subject evaluation, ethics, evaluation guidelines, Africa, relational ethics en_ZA
dc.title Rooting Evaluation Guidelines in Relational Ethics: Lessons From Africa en_ZA
dc.type Other en_ZA
dc.journal.title Rooting Evaluation Guidelines in Relational Ethics: Lessons From Africa en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MT2019 en_ZA


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