UKES Annual Conference 2008, October 2008

Date: 23-24 October 2008
Venue: The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Changing Contexts for Evaluation and Professional Action

UKES Annual Conference 2008

23-24 October 2008

The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel


Call for abstracts

The UKES Annual Conference 2008 will be held on 23-24 October at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, preceded on 22 October by a programme of Training and Professional Development Workshops.

The closing date for call for abstracts is 23 May 2008.

Conference website

The European Evaluation Society Conference, Lisbon 2008

Date: 1-3 October 2008
Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

‘Building for the future: Evaluation in governance, development and progress’

Programme

The conference will comprise keynote speakers, plenary and parallel sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

The main programme will commence at 19.00 on Wednesday 1 October and close with a reception at 18.00 on Friday 3 October.

The conference will be preceded by a programme of Pre-Conference Training and Professional Development Workshops commencing on Tuesday Morning 30 September and closing at 16.30 hrs on Wednesday 1 October (4 half day sessions). Read more about how you can contribute to these sessions.

The programme will include the following keynote presentations:

Development Evaluation at a Crossroads?
Niels Dabelstein, Evaluation of the Paris Declaration, Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark

Evaluation and policy implementation in multi-level governance.
Nicoletta Stame, Professor of Social Policy, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy

Evaluating drug policies in the European Union: current situation and future directions
Dra. Maria Moreira, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Portugal

Making evaluation more useful for determining development effectiveness
Dr Vinod Thomas, Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA

Parallel Sessions

We received over 350 abstracts from participants from 49 countries world-wide. These submissions will be presented in themed parallel sessions of papers, symposia, roundtables, panel/debates, posters and other innovative formats. A full programme will be available well in advance of the conference from this website.

Parallel sessions will be grouped under the following strands:
1. Methodological choices and approaches
2. Ethical practice, evaluation standards and professional development
3. Evaluation and its role in policy implementation and programme intervention
4. Evaluation and building informal social capital
5. International evaluation and evaluation in developing countries
6. Evaluation and organisational development
7. Encouraging evaluation use

The Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF 3)

Date: 2-4 September 2008
Venue: Accra, Ghana

The Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF 3) will be hosted in Accra by the Government of Ghana on 2-4 September 2008. The HLF 3 builds on several previous high level international meetings, most notably the 2003 Rome HLF which highlighted the issue of harmonisation and alignment, and the 2005 Paris HLF which culminated with the endorsement of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness by over 100 signatories from partner governments, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, regional development banks, and international agencies. The primary intention of the HLF 3 is to take stock and review the progress made in implementing the Paris Declaration, also broaden and deepen the dialogue on aid effectiveness by giving ample space and voice to partner countries and newer actors (such as Civil Society Organsations and emerging donors). It is also a forward-looking event which will identify the action needed and bottlenecks to overcome in order to make progress in improving aid effectiveness for 2010 and beyond. The HLF 3 will be organised as a three-tier structure: * The Marketplace, which will provide an opportunity for a wide range of actors to showcase good and innovative practices and lessons from promoting aid effectiveness; * Roundtable meetings, which will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion on selected key issues to facilitate and support decision taking and policy endorsement on aid effectiveness; and * Ministerial-Level Meeting, which is expected to conclude the HLF 3 with an endorsement of a ministerial statement based on high-level discussions and negotiation around key issues.

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Making Smart Policy: Using Impact Evaluation for Policy Making

Date: January 15 and 16, 2008
Venue: Washington, DC, USA

January 15 and 16, 2008, Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC

The Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), and the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) of the World Bank are pleased to announce a conference “Making Smart Policy: Using Impact Evaluation for Policy Making.

The one-and-a-half-day conference will bring together policy makers and staff from development agencies (see Speaker Bios) to explore how to design and use impact evaluation for increased policy impact and how to generate greater demand for impact evaluations.

Presentations

The Role of Impact Evaluations in Assessing Development Effectiveness

The Role of Impact Evaluations in Development Agencies

Evidence and Use: Parallel Sector Sessions

Reporting Back from Sector Sessions

Role of Impact Evaluation in National Policy

Impact Evaluation Initiatives at the World Bank

Conference: Evaluation 2008 – Evaluation Policy and Evaluation Practice

Date: November 5 – 8, 2008
Venue: Denver, Colorado

The American Evaluation Association invites evaluators from around the world to attend its annual conference to be held Wednesday, November 5, through Saturday, November 8, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. We will be meeting right in the heart of the city at the Hyatt Regency.

AEA’s annual meeting is expected to bring together approximately 2500 evaluation practitioners, academics, and students, and represents a unique opportunity to gather with professional colleagues in a supportive, invigorating, atmosphere.

The conference is broken down into 41 Topical Strands that examine the field from the vantage point of a particular methodology, context, or issue of interest to the field as well as the Presidential Strand highlighting this year’s Presidential Theme of Evaluation Policy and Evaluation Practice. Presentations may explore the conference theme or any aspect of the full breadth and depth of evaluation theory and practice.