Like it or not, the future of community economic development turns on evaluations of our organizations and initiatives. If they "achieve change" by someone's definition, they work; if they don't achieve that change, they don't work. If practitioners don't have a say in the process, others will, regardless of their familiarity with the sector. So why is evaluation such a worrisome chore? In this special edition, practitioners explain how to apply evaluation like any other CED tool, to advance local revitalization and empowerment.
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