Events

BetterEvaluation lists events from our networks as a service to the evaluation community.
We do not officially endorse these events unless they are noted as a BetterEvaluation event.

Here is some upcoming events of interest to the evaluation community. Please don't hesitate to suggest an event.

Important notice:

In light of the current pandemic, many event organisers globally are postponing or cancelling events, or shifting events online. We will try to update our event listings as we become aware of these changes, but we advise you to check with event organisers about the status of any event you are interested in attending.

Alice Macfarlan, Knowledge Platform Manager
17th March, 2020

Open online courses

Effective and Creative Evaluation Report Writing - In this course, students will learn best practices for effective and creative report writing specific to evaluation reports. Learning points and practical exercises are combined to develop skills in putting together an effective and engaging evaluation report.

Cutting-Edge Monitoring & Evaluation: A Guide for Practitioners - This course lays the ground for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by considering challenges in current M&E practice, introducing a tool-box of evaluation techniques and showing where these can be best applied. 

How to Be a Successful Evaluation Consultant - This course provides the opportunity to learn how to establish, manage and maintain an evaluation consultancy.

Managing the Politics of Evaluation - This course considers some of the challenges that evaluators and evaluation managers face when striving to have an impartial evaluation of a programme.

May

Conference

Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference
Online - 20th May, 2021 to 21st May, 2021 - Paid

The theme for the conference is 'Centering Equity and Social Justice in the Changing Evaluation Landscape: What’s Next for the Field of Evaluation?'  

June

Webinar

Bringing environmental sustainability concerns into evaluations: The Footprint Evaluation project
Online - 1st June, 2021 - Free

This event, hosted by BetterEvaluation as part of the 2021 gLOCAL week, will provide an introduction to ways of mainstreaming consideration of environmental sustainability in evaluation.  Participants will learn about why evaluation needs to change to do this, and ways of starting to make the change, whether as commissioners of evaluation, evaluators, or those involved in evaluation capacity strengthening. It will provide examples from some recent cases and links to additional resources and networks to learn more.

Workshop

Digital Analytics for Monitoring and Evaluation
Online - 14th June, 2021 to 18th June, 2021 - Paid

How does one make sense of new digital data, utilizing data science methods while adhering to rigorous evaluation protocols? This workshop provides a thorough grounding in developing a robust M&E approach for digital projects and revising existing workflows in response to the unique digital environment.

National Evaluation Systems in the public service: Institutionalizing evidence informed policy and decision making
Online - 28th June, 2021 to 2nd July, 2021 - Paid

What is institutionalisation of evaluation in the public service, why it is important in public policy and how to institutionalise evaluation within the public service? The workshop explores evaluation policy, approaches to build capacity to supply and demand evaluations, evaluation standards, and approaches to ensuring use of evaluation.

Conference

The 14th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference 2022
Denmark - 6th June, 2022 to 10th June, 2022 - Paid

The theme for the conference is Evaluation in an Uncertain World:Complexity, Legitimacy and Ethics.

September

Conference

10th AfrEA Conference
Online - 21st September, 2021 to 24th September, 2021 - Paid

Note change of date: The AfrEA conference is now in September. Further draft conference information available here

November

Conference

AEA at 35 : Meeting the Moment
United States - 8th November, 2021 to 13th November, 2021 - Paid

The American Evaluation Association celebrates and reflects on their 35 years in their 2021 conference. 

February

Conference

3rd APEA Conference & Evalfest 2022
India - 21st February, 2022 to 25th February, 2022 - Free

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