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.

Capacity Building Through Empowerment Evaluation : An Aymara Women Artisans Organization in Puno, Peru

Capacity Building Through Empowerment Evaluation : An Aymara Women Artisans Organization in Puno, Peru

Susana Sastre-Merino Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Pablo Vidueira Universidad Politécnica de Madrid José María Díaz-Puente Universidad Politécnica de Madrid María José Fernández-Moral Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Empowerment evaluation was applied to a rural development project to promote leadership among rural women artisans in Puno (Peru). They are developing their skills to become the leaders of their own project and transform their craft activities into a successful and sustainable business. This case study demonstrates how empowerment evaluation is a useful tool to promote capacity building in rural areas and to help programs achieve their goals. The rural project ...

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