THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
Reidar Dale. Evaluation of Frameworks for Development Programmes and Projects. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1998. Hardback. Indian Rs 275.00. 150 pages.
A pre-requisite for growth is the identification, appraisal, implementation, and evaluation of sound programmes and projects in the economy. This whole process has become very technical in nature, with each stage mentioned above having to undergo a rigorous examination. The focus of this book, however, is limited to that of the evaluation stage, what development practitioners call the last stage in the project cycle. More specifically, the question of evaluation is not only limited to projects but also to programmes and examines the main topics of evaluations such as context, perspectives, methods, and management. This arranges the subject matter of the book in a systematic and cohesive manner.