The Evaluation Center’s mission is to partner with people and organizations in pursuit of equitable outcomes by providing services, supporting learning, and amplifying 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 contexts in which we work

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Strengthen the evaluation capacity of our partners

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Evaluate programs, services, and social change efforts in service of advancing equity and supporting others to do the same

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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