Main Article Content
Background: Developmental Evaluation (DE) continues to develop. After reviewing the niche and history of DE, this article identifies five new and emergent purposes for DE to add to the original five – and forecasts future developments for diverse, innovative, and adaptive DE applications. An extended example of DE in supporting pivoting in the pandemic illustrates DE as adaptation to crisis as distinct from supporting social innovation.
Purpose: To update DE.
Data Collection and Analysis: Not applicable.
Findings: The applications and uses of DE have expanded beyond the original framing.
Keywords: adaptation; developmental evaluation; pivot; social innovation
Copyright and Permissions
Copyright for articles published in JMDE is retained by their authors under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY - NC 4.0). Users are allowed to copy, distribute, and transmit the work in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes provided that the original authors and source are credited. Only the original authors may distribute the article for commercial or compensatory purposes. To view a copy of this license, visit creativecommons.org