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Eleanor Chelimsky Forum

EERS, an affiliate of AEA, launched the Eleanor Chelimsky Forum in 2013 during its annual conference in honor of Eleanor Chelimsky, one of the most insightful, influential and respected program evaluators of our era, and the former director of the Program Evaluation and Methodology Division of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the forum is aimed at discussing challenges in the fit between theory and practice, with attention to strategies for tackling these challenges.

This is the fifth in a series on the relationship of evaluation theory and practice. This presentation steps back from evaluation theories to focus on the evaluator’s workaday world.