INVITATION: Building the Evidence to Reduce Poverty – launch of the public consultation on DFID’s new Evaluation PolicyPosted on 21 November, 2008 – 11:15 AM
Date: Tuesday 9th December, 2.30pm
Venue: Department for International Development, Room 3W11, 1 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HE
Chair: Sue Owen, Director General of Corporate Performance, DFID. With presentations from David Peretz, Chair of the Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact; Nick York, Head of Evaluation Department, DFID
RSVP Kirsty Burns, Evaluation Department, Venue: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01355 84 3602, by Friday 5th December 2008
Development is about achieving results that make a difference for the poor in their daily lives.
Evaluation is a key instrument both to inform decision makers and to hold DFID to account for its choices and actions.
The Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact (IACDI) was established in December 2007, with members selected for their international development and evaluation expertise. Its formation was an important step forward towards strengthening evaluation for DFID. It demonstrated that the UK Government is committed to independent, open, and transparent scrutiny of its development assistance.
The new policy comes at the end of the first year of IACDI’s oversight of DFID’s evaluation work.
It is vital that we also draw on the views of our delivery partners across the world, and this is why the draft policy, along with a proposed list of topics to focus evaluation on over the next three years, is being put out for public consultation.
This event marks the launch of the external consultation process, which will be open for 12 weeks. DFID will launch its final policy in March.
You and your organisation are invited to take part in the consultation process, beginning with this event. There you will have an opportunity to put questions to David Peretz, the Chair of the Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact, as well as Sue Owen, DFID’s Director General for Corporate Performance and Nick York, DFID’s Head of Evaluation.
Please let us know promptly if you plan to attend or if a colleague will attend in your place. Names need to be provided to DFID security staff to ensure admission.
Further details will then be sent to those joining the event closer to the time.