Empowerment evaluation as evaluation ideology

Nick L. Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Scopus citations


As with many forms of evaluation, empowerment evaluation can be viewed as an ideology that promotes a particular set of social and professional values. Judging the quality and utility of empowerment evaluation thus requires a critical appraisal of the implications of adopting those values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Evaluation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Empowerment evaluation
  • Evaluation
  • Ideology
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Strategy and Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Empowerment evaluation as evaluation ideology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this