Celebrating EvalWeek in India

Patricia Rogers's picture 19th January 2015 by Patricia Rogers

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.

Keynote address “Looking to the future: Evaluation for sustainable and equitable development" -  Mr. Marco Segone, Director of Independent Evaluation Office, UN Women and Co-Chair of EvalPartners.

Technical sessions on:

  • Creating enabling environment for evaluation
  • Evaluation for the social sector
  • Participatory evaluation

Check out this blog post by Rituu B Nanda on day 1 of EvalWeek in India.

Tuesday 20 January

Internal events of Niti Aayog (invitation only).

Wednesday 21 January

[UPDATE:  The webinar will run from 9.30am to 5.30pm India time]

Roundtable on equity focused and gender responsive evaluations – key lessons. Register to join the live webcast here. 9.40am - 10.15am. Check your local time here. View a countdown to the event.

Mapping examples of equity focused and gender responsive evaluations.

Interactive presentation “How synthesised evidence can improve the effectiveness of sanitation, microcredit and employment guarantee programs”, High Waddington, 3IE. Register to join the live webcast here. 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Check your local time here. View a countdown to the event.

Detailed agenda for this day including outlines of sessions can be downloaded here.

Thursday 22 January

"Participatory Evaluation" facilitated by Mallika Samaranayake and organized by Institute of Social Studies Trust and supported by Restless Development and CMS India.

"Bridging the Gap between Policy Makers and Community: Demystifying Evaluation and Addressing Concerns" organized by CMS India.

Friday 23 January


For more information:

Detailed agenda for the five days can be downloaded here.

Gender and Evaluation blog "A peek into celebration of EvalYear in India"

3IE at India Evaluation Week 2015

EvalPartners calendar of EvalYear events

Follow EvalYear on twitter on #evalyear

Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to EvalWeek - the National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (Formerly IAMR) and Programme Evaluation Organisation, NITI Aayog, Government of India and the offices based in India of UN Women, UNICEF, OXFAM, 3ie,ISST, and CMS.

A special thanks to this page's contributors
CEO, BetterEvaluation.


Michelle Laurie's picture
Michelle Laurie

Any recommendations for a fabulous speaker on M&E&L in Delhi? I'm giving a training on influencing policy with South Asian Urban Researchers this March. As part of the influencing strategy there is a section on monitoring. I'd love to have someone engaging introduce the concept of monitoring our work, why its important, learning (20 mins). The idea would be to get a few relevant indicators into their work plans and influencing strategies!!! Thanks in advance!

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