Calling All Creatives

We are thrilled to be announcing the inaugural call for submissions for the first ever DEI e-Anthology of Developmental Evaluation (DE) for Social Justice. This project is the culmination of many hours of creative conversations, insights, and recommendations from evaluation practitioners and community members from around the world!

Our aim in producing this e-Anthology is to bring together individuals from around the world who are interested in topics pertaining to the eight principles of DE for social justice to illuminate what DE looks like in practice, why DE is particularly suited in work in social justice context, the value of including voice underrepresented communities in the practice of DE, and to have tangible tool and resource for social justice developmental evaluation practitioners and community members.

As you may have seen in our call for submission this inaugural e-Anthology will center around our eight principles for DE for social justice which include:

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(1) Co-creation

(2) Innovative Niche

(3) Systems Thinking

(4) Complexity Concepts

(5) Utilization-Focused Evaluation

(6) Developmental Social Justice Purposes

(7) Timely and Culturally Appropriate Feedback

(8) Evaluation Rigour

...and one (or multiple!) or our working principles: social justice, undivided selves, connectedness, community facing, artistic expression, loving relationships, and generosity of spirit.

We are seeking short essays, quotes, book reviews, podcasts, musical lyrics, poetry, photo essays, quotes, policy notes or program briefs, and any other creative submissions which seek to illuminate the principles and practice of developmental evaluation for social justice and are written for an interdisciplinary readership.

The goals of the creation of the e-Anthology are to establish a network of relevant individuals interested and passionate about developmental evaluation for social justice; gather knowledge, wisdom and insight, and experiences pertaining to the theory and practice of DE; create an overarching model and supporting content for the forthcoming DEI course curriculum.

We are eager to hear your voice! Please send your submission to by March 14th, 2018.

In addition, the editorial board of DEI is also seeking peer reviewers and copy-editors for the inaugural DEI e-anthology to assist with reviewing and editing the first edition and future edition. To volunteer for any of these positions, please fill out this brief volunteer form.

Please comment below or contact us with any questions you have, we look forward to hearing from you.