Evaluation of development programmes

16th Network Meeting Documents

 

Members of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation meet every eight or nine months in Paris to discuss common concerns, share evaluation findings and identify opportunities for collaboration. The 16th meeting was held 12 -13 February 2014 and brought together over 80 participants from bilateral and multilateral evaluation departments. The first session sparked a lively sharing of experiences among members on how human rights and gender equity are addressed in evaluation. Participants agreed that in general, evaluations do not properly assess the results of equity efforts. This is partially because of insufficient monitoring, management and information systems. In the following sessions, members also shared experiences on topics such as the division of labour when managing an evaluation, building evaluation capacity and evaluating in settings of fragility.

 

 DAY ONE: Wednesday 12 February 2014

 

I.    OPENING SESSION

II.   ADDRESSING HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER IN EVALUATION: FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE

NEW!  ISS Working Paper 556: Revisiting gender mainstreaming in international development: goodbye to an illusionary strategy

Additional resources:  The UN Gender Equality Evaluation Portal: http://genderevaluation.unwomen.org/resource

  

III.  MANAGING EVALUATIONS: DIVISION OF LABOUR AND THE USE OF EXTERNAL CONSULTANTS 

  

Introduction for new members and guests during the lunch break

 

 IV.  FORWARD LOOKING DISCUSSION

 

  V.    CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND WORK WITH PARTNERS

 

   VI.   MULTI-DONOR PARTNERSHIPS AND MULTILATERAL EVALUATIONS 

 

 DAY TWO: Thursday 13 February 2014 

 

VII.   EVALUATING IN SETTINGS OF FRAGILITY 

 

 VIII.  PRIVATE SECTOR

 

IX.  SHARING IDEAS AND PLANS FOR COLLABORATION 

 

 INFORMAL SESSION