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FAO Call for Expression of Interest for the Evaluation of the "Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR)

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct the independent evaluation of the “Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR)”.

OED is looking to hire an evaluation team of 2 to 3 international and regional experts, with an appropriate balance of relevant technical expertise and experience in evaluation. Please find more information in the attached Call for Expression and at the following links: and

Deadline for Applications: 5 August 2016

RFP: Evaluation Diagnostic Guidance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UNDP, as part of its ongoing support to national evalution capacity development, is developing an Evaluation Diagnostic Guidance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective of the Diagnostic Guidance is to facilitate a national evaluation framework for the SDGs and inform country led evaluation processes and systems which are central to the follow-up and review of the SDGs. The Diagnostic Guidance will be a conceptual and methodological framework to enable governments, and other development actors to develop a systematic approach to determining key areas, pathways, and parameters for evlauating SDG and its targets. The Diagnostic Guidance will provide detailed action points to be considered in developing a country's evaluation framework for SDGs.

IEO seeks proposals from providers qualified and able to develop the Diagnostic Guidance within the period of August - November 2016. For more information, please refer to the attached documents:

  • RFP Document and Annex 1 - Description of Requirements
  • Annex 2 - Form for Submitting Service Provider's Proposal
  • Annex 3 & 4 - General Terms of and Conditions for Services and Evaluation Criteria

Submission Information

Proposals may be submitted on or before Tuesday, August 2, 2016 either via regular mail to:

Ms. Ximena Rios, United Nations Development Programme, Independent Evaluation Office, 220 E 42nd Street, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10017 USA

or via email to:

Click here for more information and links to the RFP documents.

UNICEF now accepting applications for its New and Emerging Talent Initiative

UNICEF is pleased to announce that the recruitment campaign for UNICEF’s 9th NETI Cohort has launched. Applications will be accepted online until the deadline of 11:59pm (EST) on August 14, 2016.

UNICEF’s New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent. The aim is to recruit candidates at the entry to mid-career levels who will grow and develop in the organisation. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas, while contributing to delivering results for children.

The NETI Programme is currently recruiting suitable candidates at the P-3 level (minimum 5 years of relevant professional work experience) in the following areas: Child Protection, Nutrition, Communication for Development, Social Policy and Monitoring, Evaluation & Research.

For full programme details and information on how to apply, please visit the NETI website at

2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation & Synthesis


Realist Evaluation & Synthesis:
Advancing Principles, Strengthening

Pre-Conference:  Sunday, October 2nd 2016

Post-Conference: Thursday, October 6th, 2016

University of Liverpool,
London Campus - 33 Finsbury Square, London

Main Conference:

MON. OCTOBER 3rd to WED. OCTOBER 5th, 2016


Join us for the 2nd International CARES Conference on Realist Methodology.

Realist Methodology is used in intervention science to study questions of ‘what works, for whom under what circumstances, and how.’

This event will be an invaluable opportunity for knowledge sharing, debate and training in the burgeoning areas of realist evaluation and synthesis.


The conference will provide:

An energizing forum for networking amongst realist evaluators, researchers, and practitioners;

Advanced training on realist methodology and concepts in the philosophy of Realism;

Plenary talks, oral and poster presentation and informal space for participant-led dialogue and topic exploration.


For more information, please visit

Scholarships Now Available - Claremont Evaluation Center's Professional Development Workshop Series in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods

2016 Workshops from August 18th through August 23rd


Scholarships Available

The Claremont Evaluation Center and EvalPartners, with financial support from The 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 2016 Professional Development Workshop Series on Evaluation and Applied Research Methods to be held on 18 - 23 August 2016

Available to attendees from across the world via Online Classroom, the 2016 series includes 23 one-day workshops for you to choose from, each one taught by leading experts in the field.

A number of exciting topics will be taught this year, including (but not limited to):  Basics of Evaluation (Donaldson & Christie), A New Introduction to Evaluation (Scriven), Principles Based Evaluation (Patton), Designing Social Enterprises (Gargani & Donaldson) Real World Evaluation (Chen), Appreciative Inquiry (Catsambas), Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Bledsoe), Empowerment Evaluation (Fetterman), Evaluation Capacity Building (Fierro), Data Visualization (Azzam), Educational Evaluation, (Berry & Eddy), Every Picture Tells a Story (Chapel), Quasi-experimental Methods (Crano), Grant Proposal Writing (Omoto) Theory-driven Evaluation (Donaldson) and much more! 

If you working in, or are originally from a country located in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, or East and Central Europe (non EU countries), we invite you to send your scholarship application to Richard.Dowlat2@cgu.eduThe last day for submitting applications is 8/12/16.

For additional information, please visit our website:

Deadline approaching! Call for expression of interest - UN Women's Corporate Evaluation of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation

UN Women Independent Evaluation Office is seeking to recruit four evaluation consultants to support the conduct of the forthcoming Corporate Evaluation of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation. The team roles are defined as: Lead Evaluator; Senior Evaluator; Senior/Intermediate Evaluator; and Junior Evaluator.

The evaluation will assess UN Women’s contribution over the last six years under Impact Area 1 of the UN Women Strategic Plans 2011 – 2013 and 2014 - 2017. The evaluation will be conducted from August 2016 to July 2017 and will be presented to UN Women’s Executive Board in September 2017.

How to apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online here by submitting in one single attachment :
* A cover note indicating which position they are interested to be considered for – Candidates are free to express their interest for more than one position within the team;
* An updated P11, which contains links to relevant sample evaluation reports and explicit indication of roles played in evaluation processes;
* Fee expectations.

Deadline for application: Applications should be complete and submitted through the online system by June 27, 2016.

Click here for more information.

UNICEF Zambia is looking for qualified institutions/consultants

UNICEF Zambia is looking for qualified institutions/consultants to submit technical and financial proposals to conduct an evaluation of the UN joint programme for protecting migrant children from trafficking and exploitation.

Interested  candidates must submit their proposals by  9th June 2016 12:00 hrs.  , Zambian time to with a copy to . See the Request For Proposals (RFP) document for details.

UNICEF Indonesia is looking for an M&E consultant on systems strengthening

UNICEF Indonesia is seeking a consultant with relevant experience on Monitoring and Evaluation systems strengthening at the national level. The consultant is to support the Indonesian Ministry on National Development (BAPPENAS)

Duty Station: Jakarta at BAPPENAS Office

Duration: June until 31 December 2016

Interest candidates may apply online here

Click here to view the Terms of Reference.

Closing date: 10th June 2016

EvalPartners and IOCE are pleased to launch today the Mobility Grant Schemes for Evaluators

EvalPartners and IOCE are pleased to launch today the Mobility Grant Schemes for evaluators, thanks to the generous support of the Government of Finland and its commitment to evaluation field building.

The Mobility Grant Schemes are primarily intended to reward excellence and to see more evaluators from the Global South featured on the main program of evaluation conferences in the Global North.

Although this first announcement targets specifically  the Asian Evaluation Week and the annual conferences of the European and American evaluation associations, it will continue until the end of 2017 on rolling basis. The process is quite simple: get accepted on the main program of a major evaluation conference, prove the added value of your contribution and let IOCE and EvalPartners take care of the rest if you cannot afford the participation cost.

For more information about the call and the selection criteria, please refer to the attached documentation.

2ème édition du Forum International Francophone de l'Evaluation (FIFE)

le RFE organise la 2ème édition du Forum International Francophone de l'Evaluation (FIFE), du 13 au 16 décembre 2016 à Marrakech, en partenariat avec l'Association Marocaine de l'Evaluation (AME) et l'Observatoire National du Développement Humain (ONDH).

La première journée de cet évènement (13 décembre 2016) sera dédiée à des ateliers de formation consacrés à l'évaluation. Le RFE invite par la présente la communauté francophone de l’évaluation à participer aux ateliers programmés lors de cette journée.

Les professionnels de l’évaluation, les partenaires et les autres facilitateurs potentiels qui supervisent ou qui sont engagés à faire avancer la théorie, la recherche ou la pratique de l’évaluation dans l’espace francophone sont invités à proposer un atelier visant à transmettre des connaissances et un savoir-faire dans le domaine de l’évaluation.

Vous trouverez dans le formulaire ci-joint (version pdf et word) les informations relatives :

  • aux lignes directrices et critères relatifs aux propositions d'ateliers;
  • les modalités de soumission de proposition;
  • les conditions de participation des formateurs.

Les propositions devront être adressées au plus tard pour le 10 juin 2016 à Pernelle Smits ( ET à Miché Ouédraogo(

Nous vous adressons également une version synthétique du pré-programme de ce 2ème Forum International


RFE_Appel a Proposition_FORMATION FIFE_2016.pdf

EOI - Final Independent Evaluation - Local Economic Development Projects

Call for Expression of Interest

Final Independent Evaluation
Local Economic Development Projects

Location: Sri Lanka

Application deadline: 25 May 2016

Type of contract: External Collaboration Contract

Post Level: International Consultant

Languages required: Proficiency in English

Expected duration: Approximately 30 work days (Evaluation mission in Sri Lanka is expected to be in the second half of June 2016)

Click here for more information.

Tunisia parliament makes history again

Please join us in congratulating Hon. Olfa Cherif, Hon. Meriem and all Tunisian/MENA MPs + EvalMENA team for making history again in the Parliament of Tunisia  by holding a historical session during the EvalMENA General Assembly held last week. Congratulations to the new Tunisian Parliamentary Committee on Evaluation. Please see updates from colleagues on Twitter by searching for the #evalmena5 hastag or by following Marco and Ziad's accounts below.

AfrEA - Expression of Interest for Peer-to-Peer Learning Project / Manifestation d'interet pour le projec d'apprentissage par les pairs

African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) is a voluntary organization focusing on the promotion of Africa-rooted evaluation theory and practice, including supporting capacity building and learning for evidence-based policy in Africa. AfrEA was founded in 1999 to meet the growing demand for information sharing, advocacy and advanced capacity building in evaluation in Africa. It is an umbrella organization for more than 45 national Monitoring and Evaluation Associations and Networks in Africa. It is a resource for individuals in countries where national bodies do not exist. AfrEA works with the national networks and other key stakeholders, interested partners and institutions on the continent and globally towards the development of a strong African evaluation community and systems. In particular, AFREA acknowledges and appreciates that evaluation being an emerging discipline and that the culture and practice is still weak in much of the continent, the capacities of her VOPEs are at varying levels: many are still weak while, others remain dormant.

In line with this, AfrEA has partnered with USAID in a pilot project aimed at strengthening its capacity and reinvigorating its membership and community through: 1) supporting the management of a professional association management system, and 2) strengthening its VOPEs by implementing peer-to-peer learning exchanges as well as facilitating three learning forums. The USAID institutional support grant will allow AfrEA to strengthen its membership base and reputation as a credible umbrella organization that can advocate on behalf of its constituents and serve as a catalyst for capacity building and other support needed by its members. The expected outcome is vibrant VOPEs increasingly providing evaluation support services to their members and engaged in national evaluation debates and policy formulations.

How to Apply
Interested VOPEs should submit an expression of interest indicating their suitability for
selection to the following emails addresses: with cc to by May 25, 2016

Click here to learn more.



L’Association Africaine d’évaluation (AfrEA) est une organisation bénévole qui se focalise sur la promotion de la théorie et pratique de l'évaluation de souche africaine, notamment en appuyant le renforcement des capacités et l'apprentissage de la politique basée sur les évidences en Afrique. AfrEA a été fondée en 1999 pour répondre à la demande croissante concernant le partage de l'information, la sensibilisation et le renforcement des capacités de pointe en matière d'évaluation en Afrique. Il s’agit d’une organisation faitière qui compte plus de 45 associations et réseaux nationaux de suivi et évaluation en Afrique. AfrEA constitue une source d’information pour les personnes ressortissant des pays où il n’existe pas encore des associations nationales (en suivi et évaluation). AfrEA travaille avec les réseaux nationaux et d'autres intervenants clés, ainsi que les partenaires et les institutions intéressés sur le continent et dans le monde, oeuvrant pour le développement d'une communauté d'évaluation africaine forte et des systèmes d’évaluation renforcés. En particulier, AFREA reconnaît et apprécie que l'évaluation est encore une discipline émergente dont la culture et la pratique sont encore faibles dans une grande partie du continent, les capacités des VOPEs sont à différents niveaux de développement : beaucoup sont encore faibles tandis que d'autres sont en sommeil (inactives).

Dans ce cadre, AfrEA a établi un partenariat avec USAID dans le cadre d’un projet pilote visant à renforcer ses capacités et de revigorer ses membres ainsi que la communauté des professionnels à travers: 1) l’appui à un système de gestion professionnelle de d’une association ; et 2) le renforcement des VOPEs en mettant en oeuvre échanges d’apprentissage par les pairs à travers ainsi que faciliter trois forums d'apprentissage. L'appui institutionnel de l’USAID permettra à AfrEA de renforcer sa base constituée par les membres ainsi que renforcer sa réputation en tant qu'une organisation faîtière crédible qui peut défendre les intérêts de ses électeurs et de servir de catalyseur pour le renforcement des capacités et répondre à d'autres appuis nécessaires aux membres. Le résultat attendu est d’avoir des VOPEs dynamiques offrant de plus en plus des services de soutien de l'évaluation à leurs membres et engagées dans des débats nationaux d'évaluation et à la formulation des politiques.

Comment postuler ?
Les VOPES intéressées devront soumettre leurs expressions d’intérêt en indiquant leur aptitude pour la
sélection aux adresses e-mails suivantes : avec cc à au plus
tard le 25 mai, 2016 ;

Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus

ILO is urgently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct an independent final evaluation of its Project entitled “Increasing Workplace Compliance through Labour Inspection in Vietnam”

Call for Expression of Interest
Final Independent Evaluation

Location: Vietnam
Application deadline: 19 May 2016
Type of contract: External collaboration contract
Post level: International consultant
Languages required: Proficiency in English
Expected duration: Approximately 23 working days
(evaluation mission in expected to be between June 6-17,
2016 to Thailand and Vietnam)

ILO is urgently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct an independent final evaluation of its Project entitled “Increasing Workplace Compliance through Labour Inspection in Vietnam”.   Please click here to view the call for expressions of interest.

APEA International Evaluation Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam from 21-25 November, 2016

The theme of this year's conference is "SDGs:  Making a Difference Through Evaluation".  The focus of the conference is on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how evaluation can make a difference for the success of the SDGs. The Conference will look at how evaluation and its strategic utilization can make a difference to support the SDGs.

Please visit our dedicated Conference website for more details at:

We are now calling for Expressions of Interest to submit paper, workshop, and/or poster proposals from potential presenters.  The Call for Papers and the guidelines for the presentation submissions are available at:

If you would like to make a paper presentation and/or conduct a workshop during the above Conference, please review the guidelines on the Conference page and ensure that your proposals reach the Conference Secretariat no later than 31 May, 2016.  We particularly welcome paper presentations on interesting experiences, case studies, and lessons learnt on the relationship between evaluation and the SDGs.  If you have any new approaches and/or tools on how to position evaluation to support the SDGs, they would be of special interest to the Conference Papers Committee.

Please ensure all abstracts for your proposals are received by the Secretariat no later than 31 May, 2016.  All submissions should preferably be done online through the Conference website at:

Funding Support:  We apologize that APEA has no available funding to provide bursaries and/or subsidies for paper/workshop presenters.  Should any funds become available, we will make it known through the Conference website. Do visit our conference website above regularly for the latest news and updates.

We look forward to your participation in the Conference in Hanoi in November, 2016 and certainly to your valuable contributions to the Conference.  We would also appreciate it very much if you could kindly circulate the Conference information and Call for Papers to your circles/networks.

Evaluation: a crucial ingredient for SDG success first briefing note published

EVALSDG Network' first briefing note "Evaluation: a crucial ingredient for SDG success" is now published. It can be viewed here Thanks to Thomas Schwandt, Zenda Ofir, Dorothy Lucks, Kassem El-Saddick and Stefano D’Errico for preparing this valuable product for the evaluation community.

EVALSDG is a network of interested and skilled policy makers, institutions and practitioners who advocate for the evaluability of the performance indicators of the new SDGs and support processes to integrate evaluation into national and global review systems.

EVALSDG members work to support the evaluation community to be prepared for evaluating initiatives towards better outcomes for the SDGs and ultimately, the "World We Want".

Enjoy reading the briefing note.

Call for expression of interest: Quality Assurance Advisor - Evaluation of the CFS Reform

FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified and experienced individuals to conduct the quality assurance of the evaluation work and deliverables for the evaluation of the CFS Reform.

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies. In 2009, CFS went through an extensive reform process to enable it to more fully play its role in the area of food security and nutrition.

The CFS Reform envisioned that "CFS constitutes the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for a broad range of stakeholders to work together in a coordinated manner towards the elimination of hunger and ensuring food security and nutrition for all human beings".

For more information about the position and its requirements, please refer to the following link:

Interested candidates should send their CV to clearly indicating “Quality Assurance Advisor for the Evaluation of the CFS Reform” in the subject line, by 6 May 2016.

UNFPA Evaluation Office - 2016 Procurement Plan for Evaluation Activities

In 2016, a range of evaluation activities are anticipated at both the corporate (Evaluation Office) and decentralized (country office) levels. These evaluations will demonstrate accountability to stakeholders, support evidence-based decision-making and contribute important lessons learned to a range of key UNFPA programme areas.

Corporate evaluations require proposed evaluation teams to include expertise in conducting complex evaluations, and should include evaluators and thematic experts in the relevant programmatic areas. The working language for corporate evaluations is English.

For programme-level evaluations, experience in the relevant region and with conducting evaluations for the UN system is preferred. The proposed evaluation team should ensure expertise in all relevant programmatic areas. Relevant language skills to the country context should also be indicated.

For all evaluations, a team leader should be identified who is an evaluator with extensive experience in leading similar complex evaluations.

For more information, please visit the UN Global Marketplace entry at

2016 International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA) | 19 - 23 September in Melbourne, Australia

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is hosting the 2016 International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA, 19 – 23 September), in Melbourne, Australia.

The aim of the School is to raise the international profile of RIA and connect practitioners and organisations from around the world to learn how to effectively measure the success of investment in research and innovation. The program offers foundational knowledge and practical application of RIA and draws upon the experience and expertise of world leading practitioners in this field.

In addition to the School content, other side events will be embedded in the program which will table for discussion the significant challenges in achieving effective RIA. Leaders from industry, the research sector, and government will be invited to face some tough questions on specifically Australia’s poor performance in terms of:

•             research-business collaboration

•             researchers working in business

•             industry-linked research training

•             measuring and reporting research impacts for universities and publically funded research agencies.

A focus of the side events will be on what industry, research organisations and government can each do to improve performance in these areas, and to increase research-led innovation for Australia, as well as widen the opportunity for the School delegates to think about how they can actively apply the suggested solutions within their organisations around the world.

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is Seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Qualified Individuals to Conduct the Independent Evaluation

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct the independent final evaluation of the project "Global Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ)".

OED is looking to hire an evaluation team of 2 to 3 international and regional experts, with an appropriate balance of relevant technical expertise and experience in evaluation. Please find more information in the attached Call for Expression and at the following links:

Deadline for applications is Friday, 22 April 2016.

i-eval Flash news | February/March 2016

EVAL is pleased to share the seventeenth edition of i-eval Flash news with you. Through this triannual electronic bulletin we provide readers with updates, news and information on publications and upcoming events related to evaluation. You are invited to alert us about any news item that you wish to include in the next issue at

Click here to read the latest i-eval issue.

M&E Specialist - P3 (FT) with Jordan Country Office, based in Amman

UNICEF is advertising a new opening: M&E Specialist - P3 (FT) with Jordan Country Office, based in Amman.

This post will be primarily responsible for monitoring, namely: (1) programme performance monitoring in the complex humanitarian/resilience/middle-income country context, (2) tracking of situation of vulnerable children on a frequent basis, (3) real-time monitoring system for Makani and (4) dynamic field monitoring initiatives and exercises.

Candidates with strong programme monitoring experience in a humanitarian, complex emergency or refugee context, and with experience in leading or designing data collection and analysis methodology to track situation of children on the ground and frequent basis, are encouraged to apply.

Applications close: 13 Apr 2016 Jordan Standard Time

For more information and for submitting applications, kindly click on the following link:

RFP - Evaluation of UNICEF Supply Division’s Supply Community

RFPS No. 502234 for Evaluation of UNICEF Supply Division’s Supply Community Strategy - Response deadline latest by 23.59 hours (Copenhagen time) on 15 April, 2016

RFPS-DAN-2016-502234 – Evaluation of UNICEF Supply Division’s Supply Community Strategy - Response deadline latest by 23.59 hours (Copenhagen time) on 15 April, 2016

This Request for Proposal for Services (RFPS) is posted for the UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen. 

Eligible and qualified service providers are encouraged to send in their proposal(s) by the response deadline.

Click here to open RFPS document (PDF).

EES Maastricht Conference = Stronger and emerging partnerships + European evaluation, and beyond + Innovation for the future

There are still a  fews days left for you to submit an abstract to the 12th EES Conference. Please do so! 

What can you expect to experience in Maastricht?
The answer lies in rhe EES 2016 Conference theme - Evaluation Futures in Europe and Beyond: Connectivity, Innovation and Use It was developed through brainstorming with members geared to the identification of  priority issues. It also built on your feedback from previous conferences. Three clusters of topics emerged  and they inforned Conference programme design:

1. Building stronger partnerships by reaching out beyond existing contacts and traditional networks.
In the Maastricht Conference we wish to link to evaluation use and demand, connect with a variety of disciplines, sectors and professions, reach out to non-evaluators, etc. We also expect to build on the momentum Initiated in Dublin by the EES Emerging Evaluators thematic working group. New approaches, new ideas will be triggered as a result

2. Linking European evaluation to the global evaluation agenda 
Based on Conference participants feedback we have put more emphasis on evaluation in Europe. We wish to define, explore, deepen our understanding of the European evaluation tradition as we look to the future. At the same time we wish to maintain the unique international character of EES conference, and explore the implications of the Global Evaluation agenda 2016-2020 and the post 2015 iSustainable Development Goals.

3. Creativity and Innovation
We will not do justice to the above priorities without new concepts, approaches and tools. This is where we need your ideas and your fulsome involvement. To facilitate participation we are planning free wheeling 'un-conference' sessions! 


Abstracts can only be submitted online. The Abstract Submission Deadline is 15 March 2016 (23:59 CET).

To access the online abstract submission system, please click here.

For more information on how to submit your abstract, please consult the Abstract Submission Guidelines available here.

Submit your Abstract



The 12th EES Biennial Conference will start on 26 September 2016 at MECC Maastricht. At this moment, there is a limited number of hotel rooms available in Maastricht and surroundings. If you have not reserved a hotel room, we advise you to do this shortly.
MECC Hotel Service is the official housing partner of the 12th EES Biennial Conference. We have selected the best hotels nearby MECC Maastricht . You can use our user-friendly online booking system to book a hotel quickly and easily at the best price.
If you have any questions, prefer not to reserve on-line or you need to reserve more than 9 rooms, please contact our service desk: or +31 (0)43 38 38 361.
We look forward to welcome you at MECC Maastricht.
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Conference: ‘Partnering for Success - How Monitoring and Evaluation can strengthen Partnerships for Sustainable Development’

The Wageningen University Centre for Development Innovation in the Netherlands organises the 8th annual ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ conference on 17-18 of March 2016.

Partnerships for development are crucial. Global efforts have focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, as the issues being tackled are increasingly recognised as complex. Collective action is unavoidable as the post-2015 UN development agenda stresses. Multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) are ‘a form of governance, a way in which groups of people can make decisions and take action for the collective good, be it at local, national or collective scale. They range from short consultation processes to multi-year evolving engagements, with more or less structure or formal organisational arrangements’. The enthusiasm for partnerships is not yet matched with solid understanding of when partnerships are needed and what their specific role is in sustainable development efforts. Neither is it clear how to monitor the functioning of partnerships, or evaluate their promised impact in creating value at multiple levels. Partnerships are not always effective, since conflicts arise, powers are abused, downward accountability hardly takes place, and learning and communication are often inadequate. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can help strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships. M&E can support the learning and decision making processes, holding partners accountable or in assessing the functioning of partnerships and how they can reach more sustainable results.

This international conference is organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR, and Learning by Design, in collaboration with the PPPLab. The two-day conference (17-18 March) will connect the realities of those working in practice with ideas from people who are thought leaders on the partnership topic. Workshops, clinics and presentations will ensure a lively and thoughtful opportunity to question one’s own practice and find inspiration for new ideas.

Visit the conference website for more information about the programme and registration.