The Global Impact Collaboratory’s introduction of the cultural consensus model for speaking truth in international development programs

Session Number: 2212
Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
Session Type: Poster
Tags: culturally responsive evaluation
Session Facilitator: Roseanne Schuster, Arizona State University [Director of Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation; Global Impact Collaboratory - Arizona State University]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Peggy Ochandarena [Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Practice - Chemonics International]
Time: Oct 31, 2018 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
Room: Poster 163

Audience Level: Beginner

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Arizona State University and Chemonics International partnered to form the Global Impact Collaboratory, to identify and apply more efficient and effective methods for evaluation in challenging environments. Cultural consensus models are used within anthropology to elicit information in a specific cultural domain and assess variation within that domain and within subgroups. This method has broader utility for program and intervention designers and evaluators who can use it to ascertain cultural norms, beliefs, and behaviors that speak truth for program or assessment objectives and design. This session on cultural consensus models will give learners hands-on interaction with the theory, instrument design, and analysis for this method, with demonstration of its use in international development projects. Attendees will learn fundamental concepts of the cultural consensus model, application and appropriate contexts for cultural consensus models in monitoring, and formative and summative evaluations, and how to design a survey for creation of cultural consensus models.