This week the Latin-American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization Network (ReLAC) is holding its 4th International Conferencein Lima, Peru.
The EvalYear torch is in Cairo this week for the Fourth International Conference of MENA Evaluation Network (EvalMENA), which brings together five national networks which form the main constituency of EvalMENA:
Impact evaluation, like many areas of evaluation, is under-researched. Doing systematic research about evaluation takes considerable resources, and is often constrained by the availability of information about evaluation practice. Much of the work undertaken in evaluation is not readily visible (see the recent comments by Drew Cameron on an earlier blog post which provide details about the considerable effort involved in a study of impact evaluations in development).
Cette semaine, le Torch évaluation, symbolisant la propagation de la sensibilisation et les connaissances sur l'évaluation, se déplace à la Côte 'd' Ivoire pour 1ière Journées Ivoiriennes de l' évaluation) (JIE 2015).
Nikola Balvin, Knowledge Management Specialist at the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, presents new resources on impact evaluation and discusses how they can be used to support managers who commission impact evaluations.
As part of our January focus on impact evaluation, Michael Quinn Patton shares a rumination from the new 4th edition of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods on best practices.
In 2015, we’re presenting "12 months of BetterEvaluation" - with blog posts focusing each month on a different issue. This is the first in a series on impact evaluation, our focus for January.
In development, government and philanthropy, there is increasing recognition of the potential value of impact evaluation. There is dedicated funding available and specific initiatives to develop capacity for both commissioning and conducting impact evaluation, including supporting use of the findings.
This week the Evaluation Torch, symbolising the spread of awareness and knowledge about evaluation, travels to India for EvalWeek, focusing on “Evaluations for Good Governance”.
Even if you can’t attend in person, you can attend some events virtually, follow on social media or access materials from the events.
Monday 19 January
EvalWeek will be inaugurated by Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, the Honourable Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge), at the India Habitat Building, New Delhi.
Welcome to the International Year of Evaluation!
During 2014 the "52 weeks of BetterEvaluation" blog series has covered a wide range of topics and perspectives from around the world, including a series on innovation in evaluation, a series on visionary evaluation, reports from conferences, and highlights of new resources and features on the Website.