Evaluative Practice

Evaluative Practice is the in-house Members’ journal of the UK Evaluation Society

‘The Evaluator’ changes its name to ‘Evaluative Practice’

We are excited to announce that we have changed the name of our Members’ in-house journal from ‘The Evaluator’ to ‘Evaluative Practice’. The change took effect with our recent edition published in November 2023.


This change signals a shift in emphasis to widen the potential appeal of the publication to include areas of practice which have an evaluative dimension, but where practitioners may not ‘self-identify’ as an evaluator. It continues to include a wide range of contributions from the evaluative world and embody aspects of practice that are essentially evaluative in nature. It will have contributions which theorise practice, give creative examples of innovative approaches and evaluation use, connect evaluation with policy and include provocative ‘think-pieces’.


The Autumn edition features contributions and themes drawn from our Conference in October, including articles by this year’s three prize winners – kindly supported by IPSOS and RSM – awarded at the Conference, as well as other contributors. Topics include a range of different tools and approaches and experience in a variety of contexts and sectors. Our thanks to all the contributors.  .


Members and non-Members may contribute to Evaluative Practice and we warmly invite you to submit material across all areas of interest in the evaluative domain, at any time. These may include, think pieces, your experience of an aspect of evaluative practice, of a particular method, or your examples of particular approaches.


Articles should be maximum 1,500 – 2,000 words. Title, author’s name and capacity (eg independent evaluator, institutional role etc) should be clearly marked.


We aim to produce one or two editions of ‘Evaluative Practice’ a year. For further information, please contact:
hello@evaluation.org.uk   Attn: Editor, Evaluative Practice


Professor Murray Saunders
The Editor
Evaluative Practice