Advancing the Standards, Practice, and Use of Evaluation

Evaluation News, Operations Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank, 7 May 2008

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – On 21–24 April 2008, the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) met in Tunis. Its
working groups discussed the standards, practice, and use of evaluation vis-vis the private sector, country strategies and programs, technical assistance, and the public sector. They examined rating scales and criteria, the framework for the review of evaluation functions, and communications. A plenary session deliberated these and a workshop looked at public-private partnerships.

The ECG … includes the African Development Bank, ADB, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Fund Monetary , and the World Bank Group. The United Nations Evaluation Group and the Development Assistance Committee Working Group on Evaluation became permanent observer members in 2001 and were joined at the meet by three new observers and prospective members: they are the Council of Europe Development Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the Islamic Development Bank.

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