American Evaluation Association Statement On Cultural Competence In Evaluation
A warning on the dangers of evaluation in a cross-cultural context and encouragement to:
* Acknowledge the complexity of cultural identity
* Recognise the dynamics of power
* Recognise and eliminate bias in language
* Employ culturally appropriate methods
‘Evaluations cannot be culture free. Those who engage in evaluation do so from perspectives that reflect their values, their ways of viewing the world, and their culture.'