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The Asian Development Bank and 3ie

are hosting an international conference, Impact evaluation to inform policies, programmes and projects: innovations in methods and insights.

The call for papers and pre-conference workshop proposals is now open. All proposals must be submitted via email with email subject line by 3 July 2014

Papers that cover aspects of impact evaluation findings, methods or translating evidence into policy and practice will be invited. Bursaries will be available for participants from low- and middle-income countries. For queries, please email.

Preconference workshops: 1 to 3 September 2014

For more information, please visit the conference's website

Venue: Manila, Philippines




 1 to 5 September 2014


Independent Evaluation at the Asian Developnment Bank

is pleased to invite you to a learning event on 9-10 September at ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. 

Through five separate sessions with high level speakers from evaluation, development, public sector, and academe, we will explore the links between evaluation, innovation and change in the context of key challenges facing Asia-Pacific: inequality and environmental sustainability. 

The event is also a celebration of 10 years of independent evaluation at ADB and will be marked by the launch of a commemorative book, to which many senior evaluators worldwide contributed.

 For more information and to register online, please visit the ADB website

You may also email Kate Malilay and Lisa de los Angeles for more details.

Venue: Manila, Philippines




 9 to 10 September 2014


2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development 
"Tackling a Key 21st Century Evaluation Challenge” 

The second international conference will build upon the gains made by the first one held in Alexandria, Egypt in 2008. This second conference pivots around emerging challenges of the evaluation of climate change mitigation and adaptation and the policies and its relations to natural resources management.

You can track pre and post conference activities on Climate-Eval

For specific contributions to the proposed themes of the conference, submissions of abstracts and other inquiries, please contact the Steering Committee.

Venue: Washington DC, United States 




9 to 11 September 2014



The joint evaluation of budget support operations in Morocco

is now finalised. A seminar for dissemination during which the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation will be presented and discussed is to be held in Brussels. The seminar is intended to take stock of the results and discuss future actions to improve budget support in Morocco.

It will be followed on 24 September by a workshop on the results of seven evaluations of budget  support.

Kindly confirm your attendance by 4 September 2014, by sending an e-mail to: evaluations@cecoforma.com.


L'Evaluation conjointe des opérations d'aide budgétaire au Maroc

Est maintenant finalisée. Un séminaire de dissémination pendant lequel les conclusions et recommandations de l'évaluation seront présentées et discutées se tiendra à Bruxelles. Ce séminaire a pour objet de faire le point sur les résultats obtenus et de discuter des actions futures en vue d'améliorer l'aide budgétaire au Maroc.

Il sera suivi, le 24 septembre par un atelier de synthèse des résultats de sept évaluations de l'aide budgétaire.

Merci de bien vouloir confirmer votre participation à evaluations@cecoforma.com au plus tard le jeudi 4 septembre 2014.







 23 September 2014

Mark your calendars for Wednesday 24 September 2014!

The DAC Evaluation Network & the Evaluation Unit, EuropeAid are pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop on Lessons Learnt on Budget Support, which will be hosted by the European Commission in Brussels. The workshop will draw on a synthesis of seven recent evaluations, providing evidence on the effectiveness of budget support modalities, as well as insights on the state of play of donor coordination, strengtheningcountry systems, policy dialogue, and the use of performance assessment frameworks.

We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance by 4 September 2014, by sending an e-mail to: evaluations@cecoforma.com.

Please note that this workshop will follow the dissemination seminar of Budget Support for Morocco to be held on 23 September.




 24 September 2014


11th European Evaluation Society (EES)
Biennial Conference 

As the evaluation discipline endeavours to contribute to a more equitable society it will be called upon to assert its independence, reach out to partners and empower disadvantaged groups through participation. These are the overarching themes to be addressed at the Eleventh EES Biennial Conference.

Preconference workshops: 29 to 30 September 2014

Venue: Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland



 1 to 3 October 2014


 17th meeting of the DAC Evaluation Network (Members only)

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the network in Paris on 19 to 20 November 2014

Venue: OECD headquarters, Paris, France


 19 to 20 October 2014


Miscellaneous News

New book release!

Co-editors Marlene Laubli Loud and John Mayne have realeased a new book titled Enhancing Evaluation Use: Insights from Internal Evaluation Units. The book offers invaluable insights from real evaluators who share strategies they have adopted through their own experiences in evaluation. The table of contents features ten chapters including a contribtuion of Penny Hawkins, new Chair of the DAC Evaluation Network. Access Robert Piociotto's review of the book here.


Scholarship to support the training of evaluators across the globe

The Claremont Evaluation Center and EvalPartners, with the financial support of Rockefeller Foundation, are proud to announce the creation of a scholarship fund to financially support evaluators working in, or originally from, a country located in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, or East and Central Europe (non EU countries), and the Middle East to attend the on-line 2014 Professional Development Workshop Series on Evaluation and Applied Research Methods to be held on 23 - 28 August 2014. Visit Claremont's webpage for more information.

Unpacking the evaluation of multilateral development institutions

The Evaluation  Cooperation Group talks about the evaluation of multilateral development institutions on a talk show with CNBC Africa while attending the Spring  Meeting in Johannesburg with the aim of launching an Evaluation Platform for Regional African Institutions. 

CNBC Africa is joined by Rakesh Nangia, Evaluator General and Vice President of the Independent Evaluation Department of African Development Bank; Caroline Heider, Director General and Senior Vice President of the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank Group; Cheryl Grey, Director of the Office of Evaluation andOversight at the Inter-American Bank and Joseph Eichenberger, Chief Evaluator of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.


    The UN Women Independent Evaluation Office

has recently launched the Gender Equality Evaluation Portalan inter-active hub for gender evaluations, in which 300+ evaluations on gender equality policies, programmes and projects from different stakeholders and countries are available for free access.

The portal is framed around the 12 Areas of Concern outlined in the Beijing Platform for action, and further classified by evaluation type. It hosts evaluations completed between 2004 to present, published in English, Spanish, French and German. The Gender Equality Evaluation Portal has been designed to be dynamic, open-content knowledge management system, where additional gender equality evaluations - and resources and tools – can be uploaded by users by registering








25 September 2014


Call for Expression of Interest
Team Leader for the SDC’s Evaluation on Basic Education

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is seeking a team leader for its Evaluation on Basic Education. SDC’s Evaluation and Corporate Controlling Division will recruit an evaluation team that is independent of SDC and has not been implicated in the activities covered by the evaluation. They are looking to recruit a team leader who will constitute and subcontract a small evaluation team (2-4 team members including the team leader). Download the job description here.

The job opening is advertised until 25 September 2014.  Interested team leaders should submit an expression of interest to Ms Valerie Rossi.



Development jobs websites

Aid Workers Network

This website has links to a number of websites useful in finding development assistance jobs, or recruiting personnel for such jobs.

American Evaluation Association

The Job Bank provides a free service for those seeking and those offering evaluation jobs (donations are requested to help defray the costs of the service.) The site is specifically used for the annual AEA evaluation conference.

Communication Initiative

A listing of open posts in development and communication organisations.


A leading global membership organization serving firms, non-profit organizations, and individual professionals working in the international development market.

Eldis Jobs

Job posting service free to any development related organisations.

Evaluation Group of the World Bank Institute (WBIEG)

WBIEG's current vacancies & consultant database

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The Paris Declaration Evaluation Phase 2 Team named Recipient of the American Evaluation Association 2012 Outstanding Evaluation Award

This evaluation focused on implementation of Paris Declaration Principles rather than a specific project or program. The evaluation of The Paris Declaration initially documented how its many principles were being implemented and operationalised; then later assessed results on the ground, in policy development and more broadly. A final report summarised, analysed, and synthesized more than 50 studies in 21 partner countries and across 18 donor agencies, as well as several studies on special themes. “The evaluation process was participatory and consultative among partner countries, donors, and international organization participants,” notes Michael Quinn Patton, a pioneer in the field of evaluation who nominated the work for the Outstanding Evaluation Award.



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