Cost-Inclusive Evaluation

Planning It, Doing It, Using It

Nadini Persaud and Brian T. Yates
Foreword by Michael Scriven

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February 2, 2023
ISBN 9781462551255
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278 Pages
Size: 6⅛" x 9¼"
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January 27, 2023
ISBN 9781462551248
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278 Pages
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December 16, 2022
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“In a time of heightened focus on results-driven managerial accountability, this book delves into program costs through a genuinely evaluative lens, strengthening evaluators' understanding of program outcomes and impacts. It takes examination of costs outside the exclusive domain of economists and accountants and explores cost types and dynamics that are seldom considered in decision making. In seemingly effortless prose, the authors provide a straightforward, user-friendly guide for novice to seasoned evaluators. The book elucidates the logic of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis tools—and, most important, their usefulness in real-world evaluation endeavors.”

—Mita Marra, PhD, Department of Social Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; Editor-in-Chief, Evaluation and Program Planning


“This is a great book for a graduate evaluation topics course or for practitioners who want to expand their capabilities. Easy to follow, the book takes the reader through the process of cost-inclusive evaluation step by step, as well as discusses the pitfalls.”

—Kimberly A. Fredericks, PhD, Dean, School of Management, Russell Sage College


“This welcome contribution to the field sheds much-needed light on the importance of measuring a wide range of costs when undertaking evaluations. It presents useful tools that are grounded in key technical processes. Of special note, the authors do a wonderful job in presenting the information in an accessible manner that is anchored in multiple perspectives and in the complex social contexts in which programs operate. The authors’ honest account of the reality that evaluators face is refreshing. By avoiding a strict financialization approach, the book strikes a careful balance between the technical and the human-centered, which helps us move into a more nuanced understanding and practice of cost analysis in evaluation.”

—Ruby Dagher, PhD, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada