Engaging Youth in Research and Evaluation: Benefits for Youth & Organizations

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Evaluation is always better when stakeholders are engaged in the process. In youth work, who has more at stake in the outcomes than youth themselves? Meaningful youth involvement in research and evaluation can support the outcomes that the youth sector is working to achieve. Youth engagement improves the overall quality of evaluation and benefits the wider community as a whole. Evaluation does not have to get in the way of good youth work.

Houwer, R. & Barleben, L. (2016). Engaging youth in research and evaluation: benefits for youth and organizations. Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange.

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