Evaluating information and opinion building : A Minor Field Study of how to perform an efficient evaluation of the information and opinion building that Svalorna does in Nicaragua

by Röstlund, Malina

Abstract (Summary)
AbstractThis is a case study on how to perform an efficient evaluation of the information and opinion building that the aid organization Svalorna Latin America does in Nicaragua. The main purpose of the study is to find a methodology on how to work with evaluations of information and opinion building in the future. Svalorna LA works to empower the people, through information and opinion building, and achieve sustainable development. The method I used is semi-structured interviews in combination with literature review about the topic to create a base for my questions.I used the Johari window to analyze Svalorna with the information that had come up during the interviews. For example, Svalorna in Sweden has one understanding of how the perception of the organization is. Svalorna in Nicaragua has another and the cooperating organizations a third perception. There were also a lot of different opinions about the purpose of an evaluation.The main purpose of evaluation, to constantly develop the program and thereby strengthen the cooperating organizations, should furthermore guide the choice of methodology for evaluation. This should be a consistent methodology with an amount of specific methods of which one is to be chosen depending on if it is an activity, effort or goal that need to be evaluated. These specific methods should be the same every time.I do believe that Svalorna’s work in Nicaragua contributes to a sustainable development but as I will show in my thesis I found several recommendations for them to work more efficiently.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Karlstads universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:evaluation opinion building


Date of Publication:05/14/2007

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