The"real-time" component of developmental evaluation is guiding Living Cities in applying what it is learning in current work.

In September 2011, Living Cities embarked on a developmental evaluation of its current portfolio of work. This evaluation effort is intended to help Living Cities (members and staff):

  1. Learn from its results,
  2. Increase its differential impact, and
  3. Create a culture of learning and innovation internally and in its network.

The “real-time” component of the evaluation is helping Living Cities achieve these goals by guiding Living Cities in applying what it is learning in current work and, building a culture of learning and innovation in the process–to make the embedded learning process “just how we do our work here.”

Living Cities contracted with 4th Quadrant Partners (4QP), an organizational learning expert, to implement the developmental evaluation and the beginning of the implementation is highlighted in our blog on A Unique Opportunity: Developmental Evaluation at Living Cities.