Evaluation Glossary

Collaborative Evaluation

An evaluation conducted in collaboration with knowledge users or those affected by a program. There are many approaches to collaborative evaluation, and the partners in a particular collaborative evaluation may vary depending on the purpose of the evaluation. Sharing of decision-making around evaluation questions, and interpretation of findings is implied; however, the degree of involvement may vary.


Bowen, S. (2012). A Guide to Evaluation in Health Research. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Related Terms

Empowerment Evaluation
Participatory Evaluation