- Disconnect of evaluator from Program Design
- Only measuring “ideal”, but long term outcomes
- End relationship at completion of project
- Discuss only one study (own research) and information overload
- Be willing to evaluate the replication of a program found to have succeeded in another context and well suited for this problem, not just “new and innovative” programs.
- Help train staff, establish M&E divisions, recruit technically competent people and motivate them by giving credence to their research and via formal linkages with leading academics.
- Work with other government agencies that are most receptive to evidence, even if not social development departments.
- Consider alternate evaluation design to accommodate political constraints and field realities without compromising rigor and objectivity.