L’évaluation évolutive, de la théorie à la pratique : perspectives de praticiens québécois

  • Pier-Luc Turcotte Université de Sherbrooke
  • Lynda Rey École nationale d'administration publique
  • Astrid Brousselle School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Keywords: Developmental evaluation, Social innovation, Patton, Scoping review, Community of practice


Quebec and Canadian organizations, communities, and professionals working collectively to address complex social issues in dynamic contexts are enthusiastically embracing social innovation. Some limitations in evaluating this innovation have been revealed by formative and summative evaluation approaches. Developmental evaluation (DE) could be a potential solution. This article combines scientific literature with the experience of experienced DE practitioners in Quebec. Balancing project management and evaluation, knowledge production and transformation of practices, continuous iterations and setting deadlines is at the very core of an effective DE approach.

Author Biographies

Lynda Rey, École nationale d'administration publique


Astrid Brousselle, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

Professor and Director