Sociocultural settings are missing variables in most evaluations of development projects and policies. An impending renaissance in applied sociocultural studies will enhance evaluation research and improve prospects for sustainable development impacts.
Originally published in: Evaluating Country Development Policies and Programs: New Approaches for a New Agenda, Robert Picciotto and Ray C. Rist, eds., New Directions for Evaluation by American Evaluation Association, no. 67, Fall 1995, pp. 135-146.
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