ECDG is a U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created in 2004 with a mission “to bring together diverse perspectives dedicated to developing evaluation capacity within organizations through tools, resources, and communication that facilitate others meeting their mission.”
ECDG will establish itself as an “honest broker” between donors, ECD experts and practitioners in the field.
ECDG will be a catalyst for the development of institutional evaluation capacity in thought and practice. Through the establishment of an ECD knowledgebase, they will maintain a repository of current thinking and innovative practices.
Strategies to Manage Strategic Issues
- More entrepreneurial mindset: “ECD will involve more risk taking” and “more tolerance for an occasional failure”
- More true partnering between donors, ECDG and practitioners: “More collegial relationships” between ECD stakeholders
- A critical mass of young people engaged in ECD work, bringing new experiences, perspectives, and practices to shape the field