Essential competencies for program evaluators in a diverse cultural context

Yi Fang Lee, James W. Altschuld*, Lung Sheng Lee

*Corresponding author for this work

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Essential evaluator competencies as identified by . Stevahn, King, Ghere, and Minnema (2005) were studied in regard to how well they generalize to an Asian (Taiwan) context. A fuzzy Delphi survey with two iterations was used to collect data from 12 experts. While most competencies fit Taiwan, there were a number of unique ones. A complete set of results is provided along with the implications of the findings and what they might mean for evaluation in Taiwan particularly in relationship to the professionalization of evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov


  • Cultural context
  • Evaluator competencies
  • Fuzzy Delphi study
  • Professional development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Strategy and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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