RE: The pervasive power of western evaluation culture: how and in what ways do you wrestle with ensuring evaluation is culturally appropriate and beneficial to those who legitimise development aid? | Eval Forward

In fact, such a situation is a critical challenge in evaluation. I think the cultural sensitivity challenge would be partly resolved at the design phase by doing a thorough participatory stakeholder analysis, inducing during the framing of the results framework and indicators. Thus, full participation of the key stakeholders in design and monitoring should minimize or counteract cultural sensitivity concerns that would come up during evaluation.  I also think that to counteract such issues, prior to the evaluation itself, evaluability assessments also looking into cultural issues would reveal the possibility of such concerns happening.