The Evaluation Center’s mission is to advance evaluation science and practice to help your organization create lasting social impact.

We were established in May 2015 to be a local, national and international evaluation resource. We’re uniquely positioned in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis—a leading school of social work, public health, and social policy.

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Ensure our collaboration with partners is respectful, meaningful, and oriented towards participant ownership

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Respect and seek to understand the diverse communities and context in which we work

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Strengthen the evaluation capacity of our partners

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Plan, implement, and report evaluations that address inequity and are led by those impacted by the effort being evaluated

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Provide the highest quality evaluation services
and dissemination products

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Ensure results guide strategic learning and decision-making

We follow the American Evaluation Association’s Guiding Principles for Evaluators