The Evaluation Conclave 2013

Posted By: Rise Team|Dated: February 14, 2013

The Evaluation Conclave

The Community of Evaluators (CoE) in collaboration with Community of Evaluators Nepal (CoE-Nepal), announces its Second Evaluation Conclave from 26th February to 1st March 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The objective of the conclave is to bring together thinkers, commissioners and practitioners of evaluation in an interactive forum to discuss, deliberate and share advancements in the theory and practice of evaluation.  This event is sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) the Rockefeller Foundation, and Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR).

The CoE is a group of evaluators from South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan), working together to strengthen the field of evaluation. The goal of the CoE is – “to promote and enhance the quality of the theory and practice of evaluation in South Asia and to contribute globally, particularly from a South Asian perspective.” CoE is engaged in knowledge sharing, capacity development, networking and advocacy, and developing standards and protocols for evaluation in South Asia.

CoE’s first Conclave was successfully held in October 2010 in New Delhi with over 300 South Asian and international participants.The second Conclave will provide a platform for evaluators, academicians, policy makers, non-governmental organisations, students, government organizations, and individual development and evaluation practitioners to share and learn from each other and to contribute to evaluation field building in the region.

The Theme of the Second Conclave “Evaluation for Development” emphasizes that evaluation should ultimately make a difference in the lives of people.

Evaluation is particularly critical in the context of South Asia, home to complex social structures, high rates of poverty, gender discrimination, dynamic forces of globalization sweeping traditional societies and the presence of myriad development projects for the large populations of this region. Innovative evaluation approaches and practices are particularly important in such intricate contexts.


Cross-Cutting Themes and Sub-themes

The cross-cutting themes of the Conclave will be Participation, Practices, Policies and Utilization in the field of evaluation.

The following sub-themes have been identified for the conclave: Poverty Alleviation; Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition; Gender and Inequities; Environment; and Governance and Social Accountability.

Speakers and Facilitators

The Evaluation Conclave attracts renowned evaluation experts from all over the world. A few of the confirmed experts are: Michael Quinn Patton, Jim Rugh, Colleen Duggan, Sanjeev Sridharan, Marco Segone, Donna Mertens, Chris Coryn, Patricia Rogers, Andy Rowe, J. Bradley Cousins, Simon Hearn, John Floretta, and Murray Saunders.

Who is attending

Over 400 global thinkers, government representatives, policy makers, donors, commissioners, members from evaluation associations such as the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association, the American Evaluation Association, and the Malaysian Evaluation society, academicians, students and individual development as well as evaluation practitioners are expected to converge at the four-day event. Panels, workshops, coffee shop presentations, and networking events are being organized as part of the Conclave.


To register for the Evaluation Conclave please visit our website, Early bird registration ends December 31st, so register early for reduced prices!

You can register online through our payment gateway, or download the registration form, and send it to us with payment details.

Offline registration fees can be paid by demand draft or through wire transfer.

Contact Information

Event website:

With any inquiries, please contact:

Sandip Pattanayak

Catalyst Management Services (host organization for CoE)


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