The Global Evaluation Conclave: Making Evaluation matter

Date: 25-28 October 2010
Venue: The Lalit Hotel , New Delhi, India

“Making Evaluation Matter” is the theme of the conclave. The theme embodies an idea of evaluation that starts with relevance and context, with a strong understanding of who evaluation should serve.

The event will attract global thinkers engaged in cutting edge evaluation research, theorizing, or practice who seek opportunities to push their thinking in new directions and are interested in applying ideas in a South Asian context. It will include leading development theorists, activists and policy makers from South Asia to embed discussions in current development issues and contexts that evaluation must respond to.

The event will be a space to engage with, and test knowledge. The conclave will include around 200 leaders from the global development and evaluation community.

50 + speakers, 24+ hours of knowledge building and networking, 4 power packed days, 1 Great venue, Countless new evaluation opportunities.

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  1. This is to announce the call for papers for The Evaluation Conclave 2010 ,Making Evaluation Matter,(25 -28 October 2010, The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India)

    The abstract submission deadline has now been extended to 31 July 2010

    The Conclave is methodologically neutral with multiple approaches and methods (impact evaluation, participatory evaluation, complexity thinking etc) being woven throughout the program. The COE’s interest is in creating space for different thematic streams to emerge and to encourage groups with an interest in evaluation in particular thematic areas to dialogue and incubate ideas. That said, some of the streams that will be fostered at the Conclave include:

    •Evaluation of and for health systems strengthening and improved public health
    •Evaluation of and for adaptation to climate change
    •Evaluation of and for food security and strengthening agricultural systems
    •Evaluation of and for equity, rights, and social transformation
    •Evaluation of and through information and communication technologies for development

    Other streams may also emerge as the agenda takes final shape and through substantive inputs from stakeholders and supporters. These inputs may identify further themes where supporters and stakeholders are keen to incubate and foster ideas and connections at the event. The COE is open to such inputs and seeking them out.
    The conclave is designed to build bridges of theories, ideas and practices across evaluators. Core of event will be plenary sessions, parallel small group workshops led by global and South Asian thought leaders and invited papers sessions contributing to the vision of conclave.

    Important dates
    Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2010
    Abstract acceptance notification: 31 August 2010
    Submission of completed paper deadline: 1 October 2010
    Correction of abstract deadline: 30 July 2010

    CoE invites evaluators to submit papers (abstract; up to 400 words) to be considered for (only oral) presentation in the conclave. The deadline for receiving abstract is 15th July, 2010. The abstracts should be sent electronically to .

    (Abstracts submitted by fax or by post will not be accepted), All abstracts must be written in English.
    The applicants will be notified whether their papers have been accepted by 31st August, 2010. The authors of accepted papers will be required to submit completed paper by 1st Oct. 2010.

    Please read the complete guidelines for paper submission here


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