This Second Edition celebrates 21 years of the practice of empowerment evaluation, a term first coined by David Fetterman during his presidential address for the American Evaluation Association. Since that time, this approach has altered the landscape of evaluation and has spread to a wide range of settings in more than 16 countries. In this new book, an outstanding group of evaluators from academia, government, nonprofits, and foundations assess how empowerment evaluation has been used in practice since the publication of the landmark 1996 edition. The book includes 10 empowerment evaluation principles, a number of models and tools to help put empowerment evaluation into practice, reflections on the history and future of the approach, and illustrative case studies from a number of different projects in a variety of diverse settings. The Second Edition offers readers the most current insights into the practice of this stakeholder-involvement approach to evaluation.

Empowerment Evaluation and Evaluation Capacity Building in a 10-Year Tobacco Prevention Initiative

Empowerment Evaluation and Evaluation Capacity Building in a 10-Year Tobacco Prevention Initiative

David M. Fetterman Fetterman & Associates and Stanford University Linda Delaney LFD Consulting, LLC Beverly Triana-Tremain Public Health Consulting, LLC Marian Evans-Lee University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


The purpose of this chapter is to highlight the process of building evaluation capacity in a 10-year tobacco prevention initiative in Arkansas. Capacity building is one of the most important principles guiding empowerment evaluations. Capacity building in this tobacco prevention initiative was primarily learning by doing, with the guidance of empowerment evaluators. Grantees conducted their own monitoring and self-assessment activities. One of the most useful monitoring tools used was the Empowerment Evaluation ...

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