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  • Thu
    Wageningen, Netherlands

    What this conference is about

    This conference seeks to get clarity and learn about how to measure what matters, when we are aiming for SDGs yet we seem to live in a ‘post-truth’ society.

    “Partnership and collaboration across every sector and at every level is vital if we are to meet the 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. We need to find ways to measure progress in ways that have meaning to individuals from local to global, and across every sector. The range of organizations and stakeholders present and the range of initiatives being developed show how the Goals can be used to develop a shared framework.” – Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman, A4S. In: Measure What Matters: a Framework for Action. Post-Event Summary. 2016

    How do we get to the core of what matters to be evaluated? And for who? How can we generate evidence that has meaning for society at large, not just the key players in society?

    But how do we contribute to this as evaluators, program officers, policy makers, when facts seem to become less influential than emotions and personal beliefs? According to the Oxford Dictionaries ‘post-truth’ is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. We can see what happened in the UK (Brexit) and USA (Trump). Evaluators are not the only ones that advocate for evidence-based decision making:  'An American government that ignores science to pursue ideological agendas endangers the world'(Common Dreams,25 January 2017; https://tinyurl.com/hvsqtum)

    This conference is about measuring what matters in a post-truth society.

    Speakers: Claire Hutchings, Head of Programme Quality, Oxfam GB (https://tinyurl.com/h94ysza) and

    Wendy Asbeek,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Director Policy and Operations Evaluation ( IOB)

    For more information go to the conference web page: http://www.managingforimpact.org/event/conference-measuring-what-matters-%E2%80%98post-truth%E2%80%99-society

  • Sun
    Vancover, Canada

    Facing Forward: Innovation, Action, and Reflection  http://c2017.evaluationcanada.ca/

    The 2017 CES Conference will focus on innovation, action, and reflection. We will explore the latest methods and approaches evaluators are applying in a wide range of contexts and consider the ways in which evaluators are incorporating reflection into practice. This theme is meant to engage both internal and external evaluators in exploring the different ways in which they are thinking about their role and how they conduct evaluations. We will reflect on our work, explore ideas, share experiences and learn from one another about how to meet the new and emerging demands evaluators are facing in an era of social media, economic challenges, systems thinking, globalization and other emerging trends in our society.

  • Wed
    London, United Kingdom

    Theme:  The use and usability of evaluation: Demonstrating and improving the usefulness of evaluation

    Website: http://www.profbriefings.net/index.php/news/61-2017-annual-evaluation-conference

    The theme of the 2017 Annual Evaluation Conference is Exploring the current uses of evaluation. Evaluation is a common term in the English language and means different things to different people. It is used in many different ways. We need to ensure that institutions and their staff who wish to “evaluate” their policies, programmes, projects and institutions know what that really means and what they will gain from the exercise. How, for example, does it differ from an audit, or monitoring, or a review? Is it the same as research? Can they use evaluation to measure impact, or success? Is it conducted before, during or after taking action, is it an external or internal exercise, who is involved, how are its conclusions communicated?

    Emphases on different types of use of evaluation change over time. These have included focus on accountability, establishing impact, formative and developmental evaluation to improve implementation, and generation of evidence to learn about what works.


  • Thu
    Vilnius, Lithuania

    Organised by Visionary Analytics and Ministry of Finance

    Details to be provided

    Information on the previous evaluation conferences in Lithuania is provided here: http://esinvesticijos.lt/en/events/evaluationconference

  • Thu
    Washington DC, USA

    "Digital data and new media and information technologies are changing monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL). The past five years have seen technology-enabled MERL growing by leaps and bounds. From adaptive management and ‘developmental evaluation; to faster, higher quality data collection; to remote data gathering through sensors and self-reporting by mobile; to big data and social media analytics; to story-triggered methodologies —  the field is in constant flux with emerging methods, tools and approaches.

    Alongside these new initiatives, we are seeing increasing documentation and assessment of technology-enabled MERL initiatives. Good practice guidelines are emerging and agency-level efforts are making new initiatives easier to start, build on and improve. The swarm of ethical questions related to these new methods and approaches has spurred greater attention to areas such as responsible data practice and the development of policies, guidelines and minimum ethical standards for digital data.

    Championing the above is a growing and diversifying community of MERL practitioners, assembling from a variety of fields; hailing from a range of starting points; espousing different core frameworks and methodological approaches; and representing innovative field implementers, independent evaluators, and those at HQ that drive and promote institutional policy and practice"

    For more information see http://merltech.org/

  • Tue
    Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) is a voluntary civil society organisation established in 1999, by an interested group of professionals from the government, private sector and non-governmental organisations. One of the flagship events conducted by SLEvA is the Biennial International Conference in Sri Lanka which attracts both local and foreign presentations and participation.

    This year’s Conference theme is Actioning Evaluation - Key to Sustainable Development (SD).

    For more information visit the conference website: https://slevaconference2015.wordpress.com/

    SLEvA Secretariat
    120/10, "Vidya Mandiraya"
    Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07
    Sri Lanka
    Tel : +9411 2696235
    E-mail: sleva.sec@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.sleva.lk/


  • Wed
    Chicago, Illinois, USA


    Heightened community unrest sparked by the death of unarmed citizens; disproportionate inequities in education, poverty, health care, and rates of incarceration; and an intensely divisive U.S. presidential election require even more vigilant attention from our global CREA community. It is critically important that we focus on the generation, analysis, and usage of substantive evidence “that matters” in the evaluations and assessments we undertake. To address the issues our communities face, we are compelled and responsible to raise questions about what is being done to correct inequities and aggressively translate this evidence into action that has meaningful impact on our collective future.


    Therefore the Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times will focus on the following areas:

    Program evaluation, measurement and assessment as sources of evidence
    Challenging the status quo regarding whose evidence matters
    Cultural responsiveness as foundational to more equitable public policy
    Moving from evidence generation to advocacy and action
    Policies and practices of influence and consequence in the quest for social justice
    Ethical challenges in complex areas of inquiry; whose justice is advanced?

    Conference flyer 2017 CREA Conference Flier 

    Conference website: http://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017



  • Mon
    Amman, Jordan
    ,,, the Middle East and North Africa Evaluation Network (EvalMENA) holds its 6th Evaluation Conference and General Assembly this year in Amman (Jordan) on 9-10 October and Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops on 7-8 October under the title 'Evaluating Humanitarian Assistance and Refugee Response in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.'  The conference will additionally focus on the following important themes:
    1. Evaluation in Conflict Situations
    2. National Evaluation Capacity in the MENA Region within the Agenda 2030 and EvalAgenda2020
    3. Localizing EvalPartners Global Networks and Initiatives in MENA: EvalSDGs, EvalYouth, EvalGender+, Global Parliamentarian Forum for Evaluation + Professionalization
    Interested evaluators and M&E professionals from all countries and regions of the world are invited and welcome to apply though the following linkhttps://goo.gl/forms/ftev0eD8waWnrJVT2 to join us in Amman next month.  Application deadline is 15 September 2017.
  • Fri

    3ie London Evidence Week 2017 is a series of public events focused on the importance of using evidence to inform how we address some of the biggest challenges we are facing in development.

    On 8 November, 3ie is organising a one-day conference at the George Fox Room, Friends House, Euston Road. The one-day conference, ‘Evidence that matters for vulnerable and marginalised people in international development’ will have interesting panels on promoting systematic review evidence in decision-making, reaching vulnerable and marginalised populations in WASH and agriculture sectors and presentations on various topics relating to promoting evidence-informed policymaking. This is a free event and will be of great interest to researchers, academics and students who are based in London. To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/LEW2017/

    Professor Charlotte Watts, DFID chief scientific advisor, will deliver the annual Howard White Lecture to open the one-day conference. As a renowned researcher in HIV and gender-based violence, her lecture will be very well suited to our theme.

    3ie is also pleased to be coordinating our London Evidence Week events with partners who also have events the same week. To know more about the events organised by the Campbell CollaborationHumanitarian Evidence Week organised by Evidence Aid and the Festival of Social Sciences, please click here ( http://bit.ly/LEW2017 )

  • Mon
    Washington, D.C.

    Theme: Evaluation + Design

    Website: http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=451

    Everything we evaluate is designed. Every evaluation we conduct is designed. Every report, graph, or figure we present is designed. In our profession, design and evaluation are woven together to support the same purpose—making the world a better place. By considering both as parts of a whole, we can advance that purpose. 

    This year, we will consider the integration of design and evaluation in three areas. 

    Program Design: We call the intentional actions that organizations take to improve the social or natural world programs. Today,organizations of every kind are designing and implementing programs. They include:

    • nonprofit organizations serving the most critical needs of communities with education, human services, and health programs;
    • government agencies piloting innovative solutions to longstanding social problems;
    • philanthropists supporting collaborative programs designed to create collective impact;
    • corporations implementing social responsibility programs that promote social equity and environmental sustainability;
    • and public-private initiatives, such as pay-for-success funding, social enterprises, and impact investing, that leverage private capital for social good.

    Every program is designed, yet the field of evaluation has not developed a systematic approach to designing programs. Should we? Can we? What would it look like? What role should evaluators play? How can evaluation be built into a program from the start? Can we design for sustainability? What does it mean for a program to have an exemplary design?

    Evaluation Design: An evaluation design integrates evaluation theories, approaches, and methods to achieve a set of intended purposes in a specific context. An evaluation design encompasses more than research design. It also includes:

    • the use of evaluation as a direct means of creating change, for example by working with stakeholders in ways that promote equity and empower communities;
    • strategies for understanding, working with, and building consensus among stakeholders;
    • the thoughtful combination of quantitative and qualitative methods;
    • the application of evaluation for formative, summative, and developmental purposes;
    • and the development of evaluative criteria that establish what matters, to whom, and why.

    Evaluation design is dynamic, changing as programs develop and real-world challenges emerge. Given this complexity, what constitutes an exemplary evaluation design? Does flexibility and responsiveness come at the expense of quality, credibility, or usefulness? Can we learn to design evaluations that are faster, cheaper, and better? How do we balance the competing interests of stakeholders?

    Information Design: Evaluators must communicate to diverse audiences about the complexities of programs and their impacts. They strive to be accurate, compelling, and clear. At the same time, they are constrained by the time, attention, and training of audiences. To be successful, evaluators must develop strong information design skills, such as:

    • data visualization techniques that transform mind-boggling complexity into clear, meaningful images;
    • real-time data displays that help managers make decisions better and more quickly;
    • storytelling that speaks to the part of our brains hardwired by evolution to learn from narrative;
    • and multi-faceted communication strategies that leverage social psychology and social media to promote appropriate and timely use.

    Information design plays a central role in evaluation. But what is good information design? How should it be taught and learned? Can we be persuasive and accurate at the same time? Have evaluation reports become obsolete? What roles can online and interactive technologies play?

    In 2016, professiona

33 thoughts on “M&E Conferences”

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation is the key for change and development. The presence of a project or a program without monitoring and evaluation is not fruit full and cannot effectively and efficiently utilize the available resources for the project or program implementation or delivery. So, the development efforts on monitoring and evaluation is very crucial and important as it gives ways, mechanisms or systems in which the objective projects or programs. I am happy to be part of this association. I would like to thank the organizers for providing this learning and information sharing opportunity on monitoring and evaluation.

  2. Who are eligible to attend the Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL) and Geneva Evaluation Network (GEN) conference

  3. I suspect it is anyone who pays the conference fee :-) But check their website… there must be one

  4. How much is the conference fee per participant? Is it possible for you to send an invitation letter for two?

  5. If Africa is to really change in how it is being governed, independent monitoring and evaluation has to be made its integral companion.

  6. I wish to attend a knowledge sharing workshop on M&E of projects in the Asian region, to get improved my career. can you help me please.?

    M&E officer

  7. I want to attend the monitoring & evalaution workshops, would you please help me how to apply & the procedures?

    Mulat Tilahun
    M&E Officer

  8. I am requesting for more details on participation.I come from Kenya and I am m&E PRACTITIONER

  9. I am an M & E officer for a project in Africa dealing with conflict resolution. I am highly motivated on M & E issues and like to have an opportunity of sharing which I hope you can help me out. I will like to appreciate your work in supporting such initiatives.

    Alhaji Sali Usmanu

  10. I am M&E officer working in humanitarian organisation and I wish to attend this knowledge sharing conference on M&E. can you help me how to apply or proceed please.?

  11. Hello,
    I am a M&E student working on obtaining my Diploma from the Liberian Institute of Public Administration (LIPA). I have great interest in the course and wish to advance in any ways. Attending this knowledge sharing conference will impact me greatly.

  12. Hello, Everyone!
    I am looking to embark on an academic research on ‘Mainstreaming Monitoring and Evaluation System in Public Institutions for Effective Peacebuilding and Development Projects Implementation.
    Kindly assist me with materials by giving me links and sending me what you have.

  13. I work on M&E at the Ministry of Communications in Egypt. I work on Project with UNDP. I =attended an Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation course by INTRAC in Oxford, UK in year 2010 which has benefited me a lot. I am eager to get a training on Impact Studies. Kindly respond. Thanks.

  14. I am working as Impact Measurement Manager at an NGO called Teach For Lebanon. I would like to improve my skills and knowledge by attending workshops and conferences related to M&E. Please advise!

  15. Dear Conference organizers

    Kindly send me an invitation to attend this very important conference for this year 24- 29 October 2016.

    i need this invitation urgently in order for permission and funds to be released as soon as possible

    Thank you

  16. Am working as monitoring and Evaluation officer in an NGO specifically concerned with HIV prevention, i would like to attend the conference to attain more experience in using the latest approaches in my daily M&E practices.

  17. Hi, am interested to attend the above M*E training/workshops/symposium. what are the criteria for attending them.These will help me build more for my organization.

    Could you please share with me some links and information on developing M&E strategy for organizations,M&E plan and Frameworks
    waiting for response
    Solomon Lukyamuzi
    M&E Officer
    DSW Uganda

  18. I like to have an opportunity of sharing which I hope you can help me out. I will like to appreciate your work in supporting such initiatives.

  19. Hi, kindly provide me with information on a one week training in M&E, data analysis, SPSS and the like in Mumbai india in March 2017

  20. Good day,am a non-member of CREA but am interested in attending the forthcoming 2017 4th conference at Chicago in September.

    I am interested in coming for the conference and needs an invite from CREA to my workplace to be able to attend.

    My organisation’s name is University of Ibadan and the mailing address is

    NO 7 Parry Road
    Centre for Petroleum Energy Economics and Law
    University of Ibadan
    West Africa

  21. Grateful if you can provide me with detail information about the M&E conference such as; what is required to attend, eligibility, payment etc.

  22. Please contact the organizers of the conferences listed here, via the link provided within the post

  23. Dear Rick,

    I was working for ActionAid the Gambia as M&E Officer. I even worked with in development Area2. I want to ask if I want to become a member of the M&E Network, what do I do.

    Thank you

    Momodou A. Jallow

  24. This year Ministry of Economic Development and Polish Agency for Enterprise Development hosts 12th International Evaluation Conference “Evaluation that matters. Ways to improve public policies.” The event will take place in Wroc?aw 21st – 22nd June in Mercure Hotel at plac Dominika?ski 1. The aim of the conference is to present the results of public policies in the European Union. The evidence provided by the evaluation study not only illustrates the results of the actions taken, but also explains the socio-economic mechanisms, opportunities and barriers of the countries concerned.

    The conference is a forum for increasing knowledge and skills, exchanging experience and research results. Thanks to this event, specialists involved in the evaluation process at various stages have a great opportunity to meet, develop contacts and understand different points of view. We are confident that this will have a significant impact on the preparation of high-quality evaluation research. By enhancing the quality of research and releasing the potential of institutions involved in the evaluation process, we contribute to a better policy.

    The conference is organised by the Ministry of Economic Development and Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.

    The conference is a forum for increasing knowledge and skills, exchanging experience and research results. Thanks to this event, specialists involved in the evaluation process at various stages have a great opportunity to meet, develop contacts and understand different points of view. We are confident that this will have a significant impact on the preparation of high-quality evaluation research. By enhancing the quality of research and releasing the potential of institutions involved in the evaluation process, we contribute to a better policy.

    The history of our conference dates back to 2005 when we organized the first edition of the event. Since then, our mission has remained the same and for the past twelve years we have been developing evidence, skills and knowledge across Europe so that we can obtain the best possible results of our work. “Results” is the keyword of our conference. The objective of the 12th conference is to present outcomes of public policies based on evidence from evaluation. Evidence delivered by the evaluation process not only present outcomes of taken up actions but also explain mechanisms, opportunities and barriers of particular economies. The second goal of this year’s event is to point out to fields which might present challenges for evaluation units in the near future. New technologies, developing and demanding both fields and methods and institutional determinants that influence final results importantly will constitute the second pillar of the event.

    During this year’s event we will focus on broadly defined systems of evaluation encompassing both evaluation culture and evaluation methodology. Participants will be able to learn from four different panels: (1) Causal effects in evaluation, (2) Evaluation culture across the world, (3) Evaluation of development programmes, and (4) Application of serious games in evaluation. We will also discuss outcomes of policies implemented within European Union during the last couple of years, stressing especially those that reflect results of cohesion policy.

  25. I am an Assistant Director M&E at Ministry of Economic Planning & Budget, in Ondo State, Nigeria.

    I am interested to attend the conference, can i get detailed information on how to apply?


  26. Please contact the conference organisers directly, via the link on this posting

  27. I have interest in the conference participation.I come from Liberia and I am a Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist.


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