Kate’s evaluation experience spans 20 years, working with people and organisations in the public, not for profit and philanthropic sectors. She has specialist skills helping organisations develop evaluation systems and frameworks, undertaking policy and programme evaluation, applying evaluative thinking in complex and innovative settings, building evaluation capacity, training and facilitation.
Kate is a founding member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA), serving as a board member from 2006–2010, Convenor from 2008–2010, and again from 2014–2016. During her leadership tenure, she has spearheaded and overseen the development of national competencies and standards for evaluation. She is also a member of the American and Canadian Evaluation Association.
Kate is co-editor of New Zealand’s only evaluation text, Evaluating Policy and Practice, a New Zealand Reader (2003), and more recently with Michael Quinn Patton and Nan Wehipeihana co-edited Developmental Evaluation: Real World Applications, Adapted Tools, Questions Answered, Emergent Issues, Lessons Learned, and Essential Principles, (2015).
Along with Nan Wehipeihana, Kataraina Pipi and Veronica Thompson she is also a recipient of the Australasian Evaluation Society 2013 Best Evaluation Policy and Systems Award for the He Oranga Poutama Developmental Evaluation.
Examples of Kate’s work and writing
- Patton, M.Q., McKegg, K., & Wehipeihana, N. (2015). Developmental Evaluation Exemplars: Principles in Practice. New York: Guilford Press
- McKegg, K., Wehipeihana, N., Becroft, M., & Gill, J. (2015). Developmental Evaluation’s Role in Supporting Community-Led Solutions for Maori and Pacific Young People’s Educational Success: The ASB Community Trust Maori and Pacific Education Initiative. In Patton, M.Q., McKegg, K., & Wehipeihana, N. (Eds.), Developmental Evaluation Exemplars: Principles in Practice (pp. 125-142). New York: Guilford Press
- Wehipeihana, N., McKegg, K., Thompson, V., & Pipi, K. (2015). Cultural Responsiveness through Developmental Evaluation: Indigenous Innovations in Sport and Traditional Maori Recreation. In Patton, M.Q., McKegg, K., & Wehipeihana, N. (Eds.), Developmental Evaluation Exemplars: Principles in Practice (pp. 25-44). New York: Guilford Press
- Wehipeihana, N., Bailey, R., Davidson, E.J., & McKegg, K. (2014). Evaluator Competencies: The Aotearoa New Zealand Experience, The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 28 (3), 49-69.
- King, J., McKegg, K., Oakden & Wehipeihana, N. (2013). Evaluative Rubrics: a Method for Surfacing Values and Improving the Credibility of Evaluation, Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, 9 (21), 11-20.
- McKegg, K. (2013). Evaluation Responsibility and Leadership in the Face of Failing Democracies, American Journal of Evaluation, 34 (4), 579-582.
- McKegg, K., Wehipeihana N., Pipi, K., & Thompson, V. (2012). He Oranga Poutama What we have learned? A report on the developmental evaluation of He Oranga Poutama. Wellington, Sport New Zealand.
- McKegg, K., Wilson, D., Goodwin D., Black, X., Sauni, P., Toomua, R., Middleton, S., & Hanna, K. (2012). Evaluation of Sistema Aotearoa. Auckland, Institute of Public Policy, AUT University.
- McKegg, K. (2011). Using Evaluative Inquiry to Generate Useful, High-quality Knowledge about the Quality and Value of Community Initiatives, in Knowledge Translation in Context: indigenous, policy, and community settings, Bannister, E., Leadbeater, B., Marshall, A., & Reicken, T. (eds). Toronto, University of Toronto Press.
- Oakden, J., & McKegg, K. (2011, August). Waste Minimisation Act implementation: evaluation of stakeholder perspectives. Wellington, Ministry for the Environment.
- Oakden, J & McKegg, K. (2011) Journeys of clinicians who embrace peer workers in their practice. Wellington, Wellink Trust.
- Takao, N., Grennell, D., McKegg, K. and Wehipeihana, N. (2010). Te Piko o Te Māhuri: The Key Attributes of Successful Kura Kaupapa Māori.
- McKegg, K., & Oakden, J. (2009). Characteristics of good peer support. Wellington, Wellink Trust.