Setting up the Brazilian Evaluation Network: a challenging work with no boundaries

Angela Cristina Dannemann, Thereza Penna Firme, Ana Carolina Letichevsky
2005 Ensaio  
Evaluation may be a relevant tool for the practice of democracy. In order for it to occur, quality and proper utilization of its results must be assured (PATTON, 1997). Therefore, the consolidation of democratic principles in a society and the promotion of effective social interactions (FETTERMAN; WANDERSMAN, 2005) will benefit enormously from a greater and better use of evaluation in all possible formats. The Brazilian Evaluation Network was created approximately three years ago in a country
more » ... ago in a country with a recent history of democratic practice. Within a theoretical framework networks do not have boundaries or limits for debate. However, cultural and historical aspects create limits for the discussions and boundaries among its participants. This paper intends to shed light into some of these limits and boundaries, reflecting over how they are being overcome.
doi:10.1590/s0104-40362005000400009 fatcat:cjts73re2nbnxatt6muouqw4ne