program evaluation reflective practice capacity building project ethics vulnerable populations
Throughout my whole career I have been an evaluator and in 1994 I established my own consulting firm, BIM Larsson & Associates.
I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of organizations and diverse sectors. Most of my evaluations have involved disenfranchised and vulnerable populations. It is when the theory of evaluation meets the applied realities that program evaluation becomes both an art and a science.
Reflecting on and sharing evaluation learnings is crucial and should not only focus on the successes, but also the hard lessons learned when the context and environment are not perfect. What skills and methods do we as evaluators need to move an evaluation forward in a setting that may not be the most favourable?
I like to explore how we can design evaluations to ensure that people and their information are respected and protected. The ethical implications of evaluations are an integral part of the planning process; but how do we do it the best way?
MSc, University of Saskatchewan, 1983
BSPE, University of Saskatchewan, 1979
Contribution to Evaluation in Canada, Canadian Evaluation Society, 2018
Outstanding Member and Contribution to the Profession, Canadian Evaluation Society (Alberta Chapter), 2006