Ressources bibliographiques

  • Poor economics, a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, avril 2011

Depuis plus de 15 ans, Abhijit V. Banerjee et Esther Duflo ont travaillé auprès des populations pauvres, essayant de comprendre les problèmes spécifiques liés à la pauvreté et de trouver des solutions efficaces. Cet ouvrage repense de manière radicale l’économie de la pauvreté tout en offrant des recommandations pratiques. De nombreuses politiques de lutte contre la pauvreté ont échoués pendant des décennies à cause d’une compréhension trop limitée de la pauvreté. Banerjee et Duflo sont des visionnaires dont le travail méticuleux offre un potentiel d’évolution sociale pour les pauvres du monde entier; «Poor economics» constitue un guide pratique pour les professionnels du développement, philanthropes, activistes et autres acteurs soucieux de construire un monde sans pauvreté. 

 

  • Developmental Evaluation – Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use – Michael Quinn Patton – June 2010

Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations.  

 

  • Aid and Growth: What Does the Cross-Country Evidence Really Show?, The review of economics and statistics, November 2008, Vol. 90, No. 4, Pages 643-665  Raghuram G. Rajan, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics

 

  • Utilization-focused Evaluation : The Next Century Text, Michael Quinn Patton, M. Q. Sage, USA, 1997
  • Realistic Evaluation, Ray Pawson and Nicholas Tilley, Sage, London, 1997
  • Evaluation thesaurus – Michael Scriven -4th ed. -1991

Written by one of the leaders in evaluation, Evaluation Thesaurus, Fourth Edition, provides readers with a quick analysis of the leading concepts, positions, acronyms, processes, techniques, and checklists in the field of evaluation. Containing nearly 2000 entries, Michael Scriven’s thesaurus offers professionals and students a guide for understanding the relation of evaluation to the doctrine of value-free social science, ways to integrate the parts of multi-dimensional evaluations into an overall rating, the realities of evaluation consulting, and techniques for the use of spreadsheets in qualitative evaluation. Topics new to this edition include: recent work in personnel evaluation and its relevance to program evaluation; new material on the evaluation of scientific theories; new ways to extend objective testing beyond multiple choice items without loss of speed of correcting; new uses of computers in evaluation; analyses of related concepts such as diagnosis, policy, etiology, risk assessment, focus groups, quality circles, and the economic realities of consulting including conflict of interest; types of contract; and press releases.

 

  • Fourth Generation Evaluation, Egon G. Guba, Dr Yvonna S. Lincoln, Sage, 1989