White and brown concrete spiral stairs (Dan Freeman)

Responsive evaluation

Responsive evaluation is a method developed in the world of science, yet made applicable in daily practice and applied to analyse and resolve wicked problems . This method may also be used to keep various consultations going in a meaningful way, so that a solution to a specific conflict always remains on the horizon. In practice, the use of this method is especially useful for the development and evaluation of policies, to carry out a change risk assessment, and for the settlement of class actions. In scientific terms, responsive evaluation is a form of negotiating evaluation in which the points of view of the individual stakeholders form the starting point for setting up the knowledge process, and in which the evaluator plays an analytical and at the same time mediating role.