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Skilful Evaluation

23 February 2016
12:30 - 14:00


Presenter: Mr Terence Beney, Evaluation Consultant

Date: 23 February 2016    Time: 12:30 -14:00

Video conference venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town

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It’s a truism to claim that a substantial gap exists between the principles of methodology we’re taught, and their application in the real world. Limited budgets, time constraints and data gaps all jeopardise the quality of evaluation work and the utility of evaluation results. Evaluators too, are guilty of practice that diminishes the limitations and panders to the politics of clients.

In this evaluation café, Terence Beney explores applying evaluation expertise wisely – how we might make methodological decisions that respect the virtues of reliability and validity, while negotiating the challenging circumstances in which we practice.

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein  as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of DST.

Kindly RSVP by 19 February 2016

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Carmen August, Tel (021) 466 7827, Fax (021) 461 0299, or ;

Durban :  The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001 , Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or , or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Please feel free to RSVP Kate at ;  or  Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: