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Research Publications in journals:
Empowering communities through Evaluation: Some lessons from rural spain
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Political sciences
Information
Abstract
Over the last thirty years the professional practice of evaluation has gradually generated a culture that has become part of the implementation and management of public policies in Europe. Rural areas, with little tradition of evaluation, have been most challenged by the introduction of evaluation activities. This paper analyses the influence of these activities in three local programs and partnerships created in the rural areas of Madrid under the European LEADER initiative, whose aim it is to encourage rural development at the local level. The results reveal a number of change processes in the culture, attitudes and actions of the rural communities. They show the capacity of evaluation to foster community empowerment and provide an example of how the expansion of evaluation culture at the local level may translate into one of continuous improvement that favours the empowerment and community development in their local areas.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Community Development Journal
ISBN
0010-3802
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
44
Journal number
1
From page
53
To page
67
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Maria Diaz Puente (UPM)
  • Autor: Adolfo Cazorla Montero (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio de los Rios Carmenado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Proyectos y Planificación Rural
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