Setting is the specific context in which an evaluation is conducted, including both the physical location (the country and region, the city and neighborhood, the building, and the rooms where activities occur) and the institutional or organizational context (the type of organization, the relationships between and among participants, people's previous evaluation experiences, etc.). Setting can also involve physical, social, political, and psychological factors that might influence the program, as well as conducive and distracting influences present in the environment.

Jean A.King
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