“Evaluation and Inequality: Moving Beyond the Discussion of Poverty” International Development Evaluation Association Global Assembly

Bridgetown, Barbados (May 6-9, 2013)

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The Board of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) is pleased to announce its next Global Assembly on May 7-9, 2013 in Bridgetown, Barbados, preceded by professional development training sessions on May 6. The theme of the Assembly will be on the relation of evaluation and inequality and their influence on development. The theme of this coming assembly underscores the role that evaluative knowledge can play in development in general and more particularly in the focus on the sustaining factors that generate and perpetuate poverty.

Assembly Agenda and Call for Paper/Panel Proposals:

The Assembly will organize itself into a number of substantive strands. Each of these strands will be discussed here. Potential presenters are invited to make a proposal for a paper or panel in one or more of these strands. General paper proposals on topics of evaluation outside the theme of the strands are also invited. We especially invite papers that are grounded in development experiences.

Strand One: Understanding Inequality and its relation to the causes and consequences of poverty

Strand Two: Effective program strategies to address inequality—findings from evaluation

Strand Three: Regional responses/regional strategies to address inequality

Strand Four: The measurement and assessment of inequality

Strand Five: General Paper Sessions—all other papers/panels being proposed on any evaluation topic

All paper/panel proposals should be sent by January 10, 2013 to: Ray C. Rist, President of IDEAS, at the following e-mail address: rayrist11@gmail.com

Proposal Guidelines:

1) Each paper or panel proposal can be no more than 250 words in total. This proposal should include the title, name (s) of participants, affiliation of participants; and brief description of the subject of the paper/panel.

2) The date for submission of all proposals is January 10, 2013!!

3) Consideration of any proposal after January 10 is at the full discretion of the chair.

4) Decisions on all proposals will be made within two weeks and presenters will be informed immediately.


Scholarships: There will be some few scholarships available to ensure a global representation of development evaluators at this Assembly. First priority for scholarships will be for current IDEAS Members who present a paper/panel or are actively involved in the Assembly as a panel chair or discussant.

NOTE: Anyone who wishes to present at this Assembly will have to be a present member of IDEAS.


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