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  • Mon
    London, UK

    MERL Tech is a space for discussion, learning and sharing experiences and challenges with the use of technologies for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) in the social impact and humanitarian and international development fields. At MERL Tech London, participants will have the chance to meet, learn from, debate with 200 of your MERL Tech peers and to see live demos of new tools and approaches to MERL.

    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 and new frameworks 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 frameworks and 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, start-ups and social enterprises, data scientists, independent evaluators, those at HQ that drive and promote institutional policy and practice, and donor agencies who support and often shape this work and the strategic areas related to it.

    At MERL Tech London, we’ll discuss all this and more! You’ll have the chance to meet, learn from, debate with 200 of your MERL Tech peers and to see live demos of new tools and approaches to MERL.

    More information here: http://merltech.org/merl-tech-london-2018/

  • Wed
    Wageningen, Netherlands

    Join our 10th Annual M&E on the cutting edge conference with inspirational keynote speakers Noelle Aarts (Radboud University) and Irene de Goede (Oxfam Novib). This conference aims to seek clarity in the role that communication can play in generating and using evidence for sustainable development. How can evidence generated by research, monitoring and evaluation, dialogue, et cetera be better used to influence decision making and transformational change? What are other factors at play when influencing transformational change processes and how can we deal with this? What role can communication play in all of these processes? And what does this mean for you as a development professional?

    Contribute and engage in interactive and reflective sessions, and workshops. You can submit ideas for a workshop relevant to the conference theme.

    More information: https://tinyurl.com/ycy3gofx


  • Wed
    De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms 61-65 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5DA.

    All information here: http://www.profbriefings.co.uk/ukes2018/index.html

    Call for abstracts now open, as of 15th December 2017, until 8th January

  • Thu
    Rome, Italy

    Conference website with all information here: https://www.ifad.org/evaluation/event/tags/y2018/49607919

    The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD is organizing an international conference on “Evaluating Rural Inequality: Identifying effective approaches to reduce rural disparities”, which will explore critical questions regarding whether strategies and programmes that aim to eradicate rural poverty reduce disparities within rural areas.

    The conference will examine approaches to rural poverty reduction that have had an impact on four main areas of inequality in rural areas:

    • Resources. Rural poverty results from inequalities in groups’, households’ and individuals’ access to resources (such as income, land, inputs, capital, education and public transfer payments), their ability to use these resources, and their ownership of them.
    • Resilience. The rural poor often lack the ability to cope with environmental degradation, climate change and economic shocks and risks.
    • Relationships. Social relationships are a key determinant to an individual’s ability to access resources and cope with shocks. Unequal power relationships tend to underlie other inequalities, particularly for women, youth and indigenous peoples, and can perpetuate intergenerational poverty.
    • Rights. Political rights and voice, ensured through the enactment and enforcement of laws and policies, are fundamental to truly eradicate rural poverty, particularly with regards to labour and land for marginalized groups, such as women, youth and indigenous peoples.
  • Sat
    Calgary, Canada

    Proposals for presentations and workshops are now being accepted at: http://c2018.evaluationcanada.ca/proposal-submission/

    See our conference website for more information

  • Tue
    10:00 AMBritish Library British Library Knowledge Centre (previously Conference Centre) 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB

    Registration and further information here

    Public policies are about changing systems, but conventional approaches to their evaluation have largely ignored this insight. This conference brings together researchers and policymakers from a range of sectors and disciplines. It will explore the value of systems thinking for understanding policy problems, finding policy solutions and evaluating them - with a particular focus on the implications of systems thinking for policy evaluation. The event is aimed at both academic and non-academic participants, including research users and research commissioners.

    The event has been organised by the Policy Innovation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with support from the SRA. Confirmed speakers:

    • What does it mean to have a systems perspective on policy development and evaluation? Diane Finegood, Simon Fraser University, Canada, whose research has ranged from basic clinical research on diabetes to health services research and population health research on obesity and chronic disease prevention. Her current research interests include public-private partnerships and systems thinking to address complex problems.
    • The imperative and demands of a complex systems lens on evaluation. Zenda Ofir, South African scientist and independent evaluator, whose assignments in nearly 40 countries – primarily Africa and Asia – have been for government, international NGOs, universities, science councils and foundations. She has advised international organisations and the Rockefeller Foundation’s evaluation office on evaluation policy or strategy.
    • Theory of change and systems change: what happens when two disciplines collide? Katie Boswell, Deputy Head of Funders within NPC’s research and consulting team. Katie has a particular interest in understanding and bringing about systems change. She co-authored NPC’s guide to high-impact campaigning, Shifting the dial and is currently working with Lankelly Chase Foundation on how theory of change can support systems change.
    • Wicked problems, wicked solutions: evaluating system change. Matt Barnard, head of the communities, work and income team at NatCen Social Research. He has led complex research and evaluation projects in policy areas such as drug treatment, gambling, offender management and interventions to address child maltreatment.
    • NHS England’s approach to evaluating complex system change: The New Care Models (NCM) Programme. Samantha Hinks, Operational Research and Evaluation Unit, Analytical Services, NHS England, is involved in evaluation of the New Care Models Programme in the English NHS which aims to generate whole system change.
    • A complex systems approach to creating and evaluating the conditions for health in low income communities. Katrina Wyatt, Deputy Director for engaged research at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, and part of the Health Complexity Group in the University of Exeter Medical School. Her main research interests are in supporting healthful behaviours and reduce health inequalities, and evaluating complex system-based interventions.
  • Mon
    Chengdu, China

    The 2018 Asian Evaluation Week (AEW), co-sponsored by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Ministry of Finance Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute and ADB's Independent Evaluation Department, will be held from 10 to 14 September 2018 in Chengdu, PRC.

    The inaugural AEW was held in Xi’an, PRC in September 2016 and the second, themed “Evaluation for Policymaking,” was held in Hangzhou, PRC in September 2017. During these AEWs, participants confirmed the AEW as a highly relevant forum in promoting partnerships and knowledge sharing and advancing the importance of evaluation for policy making in the region.

    The theme of the 2018 AEW is “Making Evaluation Work at the Country Level” which recognizes that evaluation is increasingly regarded by countries as critical for public policy both from accountability and learning perspectives. The AEW will examine various dimensions of how evaluation is used and can be supported at the country level.

    More information here: https://www.adb.org/news/events/2018-asian-evaluation-week

  • Mon
    Thessaloniki, Greece

    All information here: http://www.ees2018.eu/

    Important short-term dates:

    • Call for Abstracts will open this week
    • Conference registration opens early January 2018
    • Pre-conference workshops can be proposed from end January 2018


  • Mon
    Melbourne, Australia

    Full information here: https://www.geis2018.org/

    The Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018 (GEIS) will bring together experts from across the world to talk about their experiences in generating and implementing evidence for better policy and practice.

    The summit will explore the evidence for designing, implementing and reviewing effective programs and policies. Expected to reach 700 delegates from 30 countries, GEIS 2018 will share the latest evidence synthesis and implementation science research and practice strategies for improving the lives of individuals, families and communities worldwide.

    GEIS 2018 is for funding agencies, policy makers, practitioners, knowledge brokers, implementation scientists and researchers committed to the generation and implementation of evidence for better policy and practice. The summit will be attended by a broad range of sectors:

    Child and social welfare
    Humanitarian aid
    Crime and justice
    International development
    Environment and climate change
    Early childhood
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
    Health and human services
    Mental health services


  • Sun
    Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Whether the origins of the phrase Speaking Truth to Power are an American Friends Service Committee’s 1955 pamphlet on nonviolence, a Quaker saying from the 18th Century, writings by civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, a speech by ACLU president Patrick Malin, or even plays by Sophocles or Shakespeare, it has been used by social justice activists, clergy, academics, journalists, politicians, and evaluators to describe taking a stand, speaking out.

    Join your evaluation colleagues in a lively, critical conversation about the role of evaluators and evaluation in Speaking Truth to Power.

    As you think about how you might contribute to this important dialogue, consider these questions as catalysts for consideration about presentations, panels, posters, and even performances and other creative session formats for Evaluation 2018:

    What responsibilities do we have as evaluators for Speaking Truth to Power? When? In what contexts or situations? With what consequences? At what risk or cost? To whom, with what expectations?

    • What is power? Who has it, and how can they best be influenced? What is the power held by evaluators and evaluation?
    • What is truth? Whose truth? How can we best discover these truths?
    • And, what is speaking? Whispering? Public pronouncements? Influence? Activism? And by whom on behalf of whom?

    We look forward to engaging you in this important conversation at Evaluation 2018 in Cleveland, October 28 – November 3!

    Find out more information here: http://www.eval.org/eval18

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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