Evaluation and Metrics

  • Sanya CarleyEmail author
  • Sara Lawrence


With the increased prevalence of EBED-related initiatives, evaluators are increasingly attracted to this topic area, and the number of evaluations in this domain will likely increase. Evaluations offer information that generates a shared understanding of what works well and what does not in areas of practice. In particular, a collection of quality evaluations in this domain will facilitate a stronger community of research and practice in EBED. To help guide evaluations, this chapter provides a review of the state of EBED evaluations in the peer-reviewed literature and suggests how a stronger understanding of the holistic nature of EBED can strengthen evaluations in the future. The discussion in this chapter focuses on outcome measures, type of initiatives studied, methodological approaches, and timing and research design. This chapter also offers suggestions for evaluators to consider employing as the field advances.


Outcome Metrics Efficient Energy Project EBED Intervention Solar Thermal Electricity Green Growth Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public and Environmental AffairsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.RTI InternationalResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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