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Reinhard Stockmann

Center for Evaluation (CEval)

Dr. Reinhard Stockmann is a Senior Professor of Sociology at Saarland University. He has been involved in evaluation research with a focus on theory and methodology for more than 30 years. He managed and conducted several hundred evaluation studies and has led numerous Evaluation Capacity Building projects in African, Asian and Latin American countries. Prof. Stockmann is the author and publisher of more than 50 books and 300 articles dealing with the subjects of evaluation, quality management, development policy, vocational training, sociology, etc. Many of his textbooks have been translated into several languages.

With the aim to further professionalize the field of evaluation, Prof. Stockmann founded the Center of Evaluation (CEval) at Saarland University in 2002, of which he is the director. He is co-founder of the German ‘Society for Evaluation’ (DeGEval – Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V.), and was the leader of the DeGEval research group “Evaluation and Development Policies” for 10 years. He is the initiator and editor of “Zeitschrift für Evaluation” (‘Journal for Evaluation’) as well as the book series “Sozialwissenschaftliche Evaluationsforschung” (‘Evaluation Research in Social Sciences’) published by Waxmann Publishing.

Besides several further education programs in the field of evaluation, Prof. Stockmann founded the first (German-language) European study program “Master of Evaluation” (2003) as well as the English-language further training course (2018) “Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation MABLE (M.A.) “, of which he is managing director. He has helped to establish additional master’s and further training programs in the field of evaluation at the universities of Uganda, Costa Rica and Ecuador. In his current research project, he is mapping the institutionalization of evaluation in countries on all continents and investigating the factors that promote and hinder the development of such structures. The following volumes have now been published by Palgrave Macmillan: Europe (2020), Americas (2022), Asia-Pacific (2023). The Africa volume will be published in 2024.