EvalPartners International Forum on Civil Society’s Evaluation Capacities (report on)

3-6 December 2012, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Available as pdf

Exec Summary excerpt: The EvalPartners International Forum on Civil Society’s Evaluation Capacities, co-sponsored by the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), was held December 3-6, 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand with the intention of enhancing the role of civil society to support equity-focused and gender-responsive country-led evaluation systems. The forum, attended by 80 high-level evaluation professionals  representing 37 countries, included regional and national presidents and chairs of voluntary organizations for professional evaluation (VOPEs), and directors of evaluation from various bilaterals, multilaterals, and government ministries. The associated discussions represented the first assembly of all regional and national VOPE presidents, all of whom expressed formal commitment to the goal of establishing an international partnership and movement to strengthen civil society and capacities  of VOPEs.

1. Opening Remarks
2. EvalPartners and National Evaluation Capacity Development
3. The Role of VOPEs in Influencing an Enabling Environment for Evaluation
4. Working Group Summaries
5. Institutional Capacities in Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation
6. Institutionalizing Sustainable Learning Strategies
7. Equity-Focused and Gender-Responsive Evaluation
8. Panel Discussions


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