Yassir Abdulla Hassan


Organization: Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project (DREAM)
Location: Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Year: 2012

MRP/Thesis abstract:

Building Program Evaluation Capacity through Information Technology within Development Organizations: a Case Study of the DREAM Project in Dominican Republic.

 This study is anchored in the following main question: how do organizational and contextual contingencies influence the adoption and assimilation of technological applications used in Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB)? The researcher looks at the factors, which both impeded and facilitated the DREAM Project’s Evaluation capacity building strategy, which was based on one ‘Cloud’ application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The focus here is on the processes of technology adoption and assimilation for the purposes of enhancing evaluation capacity in small International Development organizations. It is hoped that insights from this study would contribute to the broader discussions concerning the role, which ICT can play in the evaluation field and development at large.