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Renewal evaluation of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre based in Zadar, Republic of Croatia

The UNESCO Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit is looking for a team of experts/evaluators to carry out a renewal evaluation of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre based in Zadar, Republic of Croatia.

Proposals should reach UNESCO by 3 July 2021 (deadline extended).

Please click here for the full Call for Proposal.

EES' RFP for a new Secretariat / Association Management

After over a decade of working with our current provider, the European Evaluation Society (EES) is looking for a new Secretariat / Association Management to support its growing presence in the international evaluation community.

Refer to the RFP to companies or individuals working in the European Time Zone (CET/CEST) that would be interested in such an opportunity. The deadline to apply is 30 June 2021.

For any questions about the RFP please contact karinkohlweg@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

IOCE launches professionalization video series

Over the next few months, IOCE will be putting up short videos to introduce the most salient issues when talking about professionalization. 

Professionalization in evaluation is not uniformly practised and there are many ways to achieve it.  

IOCE will not be telling you how to professionalize in your context and with your resources, because they are unique to you. 

Through the videos, we will encourage dialogue regarding the HOW: how can you translate these ideas into practice in your national and regional VOPEs. The videos will discuss what we mean by professionalization, what is credentialing, competencies, and standards among others. 

So please stay tuned for forthcoming videos from the IOCE!

VIDEO 1: Donna Podems & Sonal Zaveri from the IOCE Professionalization Taskforce introduce the series and what to expect

 

Global Evaluation Agenda 2020 Review Survey!

Dear IOCE Members,

Greetings from EvalPartners! 

You are invited to provide input into a key review survey as part of a stocktaking exercise for the EvalAgenda2020. EvalPartners taskforce on EvalAgenda is excited to launch a stocktaking of actions inspired by the EvalAgenda, which includes this survey and a review of other sources of data. The exercise will gather data from EvalPartners networks, key partners, VOPEs and other key actors who have contributed to EvalAgenda and are inspired by it.  

A common Global Evaluation Agenda was first developed in 2015, known as EvalAgenda2020. This document set out 4 dimensions for shared action within the global evaluation community: 

  1. Strengthening an enabling environment for evaluation, 
  2. Strengthening institutional capacities, including those of VOPEs and civil society, 
  3. Strengthening individual capacities for evaluation, and 
  4. Strengthening the inter-linkages between each of these dimensions. 

We are looking forward to continuing global collaboration and partnership through a shared global EvalAgenda. We are beginning by reviewing the EvalAgenda2020 and will gather input about what should be included in a renewed EvalAgenda. 

Please complete this survey until 5 June 2021 to share information about actions and progress in key dimensions of EvalAgenda2020 and provide input to a renewed EvalAgenda for global collaboration. 

There are several detailed questions relating to all actions and outcomes laid out in EvalAgenda2020. The survey is divided into seven sections. Please skip any questions or sections that are not relevant to you. It can take from 10 minutes up to an hour to complete the survey depending on how much inputs you would like to provide. 

Global Evaluation Agenda 2020 Review Survey Link are below: 
English: bit.ly/3qOjgkr
French: bit.ly/3dEa6Cx
Spanish: bit.ly/3hkKIp4
Arabic: bit.ly/3uFT2TP

The survey is designed in a very user-friendly structure; and gives you the ability to submit your responses at any of the sections or skip from one section to another to navigate. 

If you have questions about this survey or your participation, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Farina, Evidence Matters Program Lead at (sfarina@broadleafconsulting.ca) with a copy to Samandar Mahmodi, EvalPartners Coordinator at (coordinator@evalpartners.org). 

Bests, 
EvalPartners Secretariat
www.evalpartners.org/evidencematters
 

IOCE Launches New Logo!

Dear VOPE members & IOCE partners,

As we start the new year, we are delighted to communicate a few new beginnings at the IOCE.

It’s with great excitement that we unveil the new IOCE logo! We have opened this decision to the global evaluation community in December 2020, asking you to vote for your favourite design.

Two designs were in the running, but the design that received the eval community and the IOCE Board’s final vote during today’s inaugural Board Meeting of 2021, is the one below:

The IOCE acts as the international umbrella body for Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) across the globe and represents the VOPE voice within the EvalPartners family. Some of you may therefore recognise the visual element in our new logo…

A new identity that aligns more closely with EvalPartners and its visible family of networks: EvalYouth, EvalGender+, EVALSDGs, EvalIndigenous and the Global Parliamentary Forum for Professional Evaluation (GPFE). An identity that supports the message of cooperation, collaboration and partnership in evaluation, above all.

We look forward to rolling out the new logo and visual identity in the coming weeks, coupled with a webinar about the IOCE’s new chapter in the first quarter of the year.

We also take the greatest pleasure in introducing a new member to the IOCE Board. A warm welcome to Sana Ben Salem, who is representing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the Board, and brings a wealth of experience through her participation in various evaluation networks and national associations.

When I took on the role as President of the IOCE, my statement read that the Global Crisis presents a one-time and maybe last time opportunity to rethink, strengthen and maximize the commitment and contributions of the evaluation profession and organizations for a better, inclusive and more sustainable world. In 2021, we hope to strengthen collaboration with all our partners globally to bring us a step closer to this world we envision.

Sincerely,
Silvia Salinas Mulder
IOCE President

 

Click here to read the full article in French
Click here to read the full article in Spanish

World Food Programme - Evaluation Consultant (Team Leader), International CST-IV, DS:Remotely, with travel to Malawi at spe

World Food Programme (WFP) seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

 

Learn more and apply here: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=134410&company=C0000168410P

Looking for consultants for tools for user support for OHCHR Programme Monitoring System (PMS)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is looking for an external consultant to develop/modify tools for user support for OHCHR Performance Monitoring System (PMS) based on the Results-Based Management principle of the United Nations. This task will be undertaken from October to December 2020. Draft Terms of Reference are attached with more information on the assignment.

 

We are looking for a consultant according to this profile:

  • Advanced university degree in business administration, public administration, management, computer science or related field. A first degree in combination with a qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
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  • Minimum five years of experience in project or programme management issues in complex systems.  Work experience in results-based management is desirable. Experience in the field of programme management, project coordination, designing, developing and implementation of line of business systems and providing user support in the UN or international context is an advantage.
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  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
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  • Good knowledge of W3C web standards, Semantic Markup (XTHML / CSS, DOM etc.);
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  • Good understanding of front-end web design.

 

Consultants interested in participating in the selection process for this evaluation consultancy, please register through inspira.un.org and send your updated UN PHP from Inspira to thirano@ohchr.org. The deadline for this is September 29.

More info

Call for expression of interest for the evaluation of the International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement under the auspices of UNESCO (Category 2)

Closing date: 24 June 2020

Approximate duration of assignment: The assignment will entail a one week mission. UNESCO would not expect the contractor to travel if this involves any risk to his/her health in the context of the current pandemic and that the evaluation methodology should be adapted accordingly. Otherwise, meetings and interviews will be conducted remotely via technical devices - and two additional weeks for data analysis and reporting.

Location: Asia, Republic of Korea

More info

 

HQ20NF119 - Expression of Interest (EOI) to provide Evaluation Services to UN WFP worldwide

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the Food Aid Agency of the United Nations System with its Headquarters in Rome at via Cesare G. Viola. 68, will launch a tender for the establishment of a pool of pre-qualified suppliers for the provision of Evaluation Services worldwide. Successful bidders will be offered a Long-Term Agreement (LTA). It is expected that the LTA will remain valid for a minimum duration of 3 years, with the possibility of extension.

If your company wishes to participate in this tender you are required to respond to the request for Expression of Interest which has been published on the UNGM website 

The EOI documents in three different languages (English, Spanish and French) have been attached to the latter link.

If you have any queries please send us an e-mail to hq.tenders@wfp.org in reply to this e-mail, making sure that the subject line remains the same.  

Doing Business with the UN World Food Programme("WFP")

A Call to Arms Webinar on Capitalism from ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc.

While COVID-19 exacerbates the cruelties of our economic and political systems on a global scale, it also creates an environment ripe to continuously critique capitalist values and frameworks in both the programs we aim to understand and our evaluation practice. We ask: How can we work toward the liberation of ourselves and others if we are capitalist evaluators (un)intentionally serving a profit-over-people agenda? What would it look like to investigate unregulated capitalism in your next evaluation or explore data metrics related to the impact of privatization on the people you serve?

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Notice is hereby given of the IOCE Annual General Meeting To be held on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 9:00 am EDT

Notice is hereby given of the IOCE Annual General Meeting To be held on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 9:00 am EDT Via Zoom 

As per IOCE Bylaw 47. Voting of Members: Full VOPE Members (Contributing VOPE Members) are qualified to vote. The nominated representative of each Full VOPE Member attending the annual meeting shall be entitled to a single vote, even if other representatives of the Full VOPE Member organisations attend the annual meeting. We want to hear from you! Please send us any questions you have about any of the 2019 activities or plans for 2020. This will help us be prepared when answering your questions.

IOCE NOTICE TO MEMBERS

Topics and questions can be sent to lynn@ioce.net

IOCE AGM AGENDA

 

 

UNESCO - PRINCIPAL EVALUATION SPECIALIST

Post Number : IOS002; IOS008 (Two identical positions)

Grade : P-4

Parent Sector : Internal Oversight Service (IOS)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Management/Audit/Oversight

Type of contract : Fixed Term

Duration of contract : 2 years

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 27-APR-2020

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

Principal Evaluation Specialist

The Principle Evaluation Specialist, under the authority of Director of the Internal Oversight Service (IOS) and the supervision of the Head of Evaluation, will assist the Evaluation Office’s efforts in providing evaluation driven evidence-based advice on improvement of UNESCO’s activities/programmes/projects as per scheduled IOS evaluation work plans.  

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World Bank IEG country case study for Undernutrition and Its Determinants Evaluation

Terms of Reference – National Consultant (STC)
Three positions – One each in Niger, Rwanda, Indonesia
Application Closing: No later than March 22, 2020.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Send application to: Jenny Gold, Senior Evaluation Officer, jgold@worldbank.org 

Background

The World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is carrying out an evaluation on Undernutrition and Its Determinants. The evaluation will assess what has been the contribution of the World Bank to reducing undernutrition and its determinates (related to decreasing stunting and anemia and increasing exclusive breastfeeding and dietary diversity). The evaluation will be conducted in fiscal year 2020 and be finalized early fiscal year 2021.

The evaluation will be theory-based using an adapted version of the UNICEF framework for optimal nutrition/ improving malnutrition. Core to this framework are nutrition sensitive and nutrition specific interventions to address undernutrition.  The framework also has an assumption of multisectorality: nutrition-sensitive interventions in four categories broadly influence results beyond the scope of any one sector:  i) dietary and food practice, ii) feeding and care of children and women and girls during pregnancy/preconception, iii) health service utilization, and iv) water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). 

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Opportunity: Evaluation company to perform the final evaluation of our Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP)

UNESCO is seeking to contract an evaluation company to perform the final evaluation of our Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP)

The procurement notice can be accessed using the following link 

We invite you to request the terms of reference and to submit your bid by 19 March 2020, 23.59 CET at the latest.

Kindly be reminded to submit your bid proposal to mucp@unesco.org, without any copy of any other email addresses.

 

14TH EUROPEAN EVALUATION SOCIETY BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2020 – COPENHAGEN, DK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

EUROPEAN EVALUATION SOCIETY CONFERENCE 2020 - COPENHAGEN, DK

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2020

 

Given the current global circumstances and numerous requests from members of our evaluation communities worldwide, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting professional development workshop proposals to March 31, 2020. There will be no other extension.

 

The EES professional development workshops will take place during the first two days of the conference on September 21 and 22, 2020. These workshops provide an opportunity for evaluators and evaluation stakeholders, to access high quality, up to date and practically oriented professional development sessions on the ever increasing and rapidly evolving body of evaluation theory and practice.

 

The professional development workshops are one day sessions and topics may include for example: evaluation approaches, evaluation designs, specific methods related to various themes, evaluation and use of digital technologies, evaluation as social practice, etc.

Innovative workshop submissions are encouraged and welcome.

 

For information on how to submit your workshop proposal (no later than 31 March 2020 ) and on the benefits associated with the provision of a professional development workshop, please visit http://www.ees2020.eu/professional-development-workshops.htm

For the latest news about the conference please visit http://www.ees2020.eu/

 

Albine Guitard & Ian Davies, Co-chairs

EES Professional Development Workshops

EES 2020 Bursary Programme Call for Applications!

Bursary Programme

Call for Applications

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the EES 2020 Bursary Programme Call for Applications!

The bursary programme aims to contribute to building evaluation capacity in developing countries. The selection gives priority to applicants who are active in the evaluation communities in their home countries. In turn, the presence of evaluators from all over the world enriches the conference experience for all participants, as it contributes to a diversity of perspectives, including on the realities of undertaking evaluations in developing countries.
 
Eligible candidates are:

  • A citizen from a developing country (in receipt of overseas development assistance) and live and work in a developing country for most of the time (*Applicable for citizens of countries with low-income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income economies according to the classification of GDP per capita of the World Bank. Some bursary sponsors have specific requirements which EES will reflect in the selection process.)
  • Involved in evaluation in their home country (*Proof of this needs to be provided in the application form.)
  • Submitting an abstract for a paper (preferred), poster or a panel presentation at the conference

Applications will go through a strict review process during which additional information may be asked from the applicants.

Applicants and eventual beneficiaries agree to participate in specific events organised in relation to the bursary programme during or outside the conference.

Please note the EES bursary support can only be received once by each individual: individuals who received bursary support under previous conferences are not eligible.

There is little time: please submit your application no later than 5th April, 2020You must also submit an abstract before that date too!  Please also indicate in your abstract submission that you are a bursary applicant.  To do this add 'bursary applicant' under the field 'Contribution details' alongside your type of contribution (presentation, panel, poster, roundtable etc) in the abstract submission form.  Here is the link to the EES 2020 Abstract Call.

Please feel free to circulate this email to relevant colleague evaluators from developing countries.

 

Click here to Apply

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

For the latest news about the conference follow the EES website.

First EVALSDGs Insights Dialogue on “SDGs' implementation landscape

On behalf of EvalSDGs you are cordially invited to the first EVALSDGs Insights Dialogue on “SDGs' implementation landscape: VOPEs and Networks” holding on Thursday 5th March at 3PM CET/5PM EAT/9AM EST. See attached flyer for details.

EVALSDGs INSIGHTS (EIs) are produced by the Guidance Working Group (GG) of the EVALSDGs network. EVALSDGs is a global network formed to add value and learning to the SDGs. It works to support integration of evaluation into global and national SDGs review systems. EVALSDGs INSIGHTS are short, light and easy to digest notes on topics related to evaluation and the SDGs. They present ideas and new information and stimulate thinking to strengthen evaluation capacity. Seven EIs have been produced to date and six more are in the pipeline for 2020.

EI Dialogues are the mechanism devised by the GG for bridging the last mile, i.e. expanding access by bringing the messages in the EI to more audiences and in a more dynamic and interactive manner through the spoken word. This first EI Dialogue will show the evaluation practitioner how to navigate and engage with the complex and sometimes confusing world and reality of SDGs implementation landscape. 

 Ziad Moussa the Presenter has requested participants to send questions that they would like answered in respect of the topic of the dialogue. 

We propose that all questions be sent to Hayat <hayat.askar@gmail.com> no later than COB Monday 24th February, 2020.  

 PLEASE REGISTER HERE: 

 We look forward to our dialogue with you!

Evaluation Conclave 2020 – First Announcement

Making Evaluation Matter: Innovations and Partnerships
12-14 September, 2020; DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Innovations and partnerships in evaluations are critical to address the complex socio-environmental issues we all face. Also, the inter-connectedness and inter-dependence of the SDGs have challenged the evaluation community to move away from silo-like project evaluations to address how projects and programmes impact people, the environment and other sectors in planned and unexpected ways. To do so, we need evaluation approaches and methodologies that address such complex interactions. Although technocratic approaches to evaluation are important to bring rigour and evidence to the evaluation, the complex and diverse peoples and contexts we work in South Asia demands that we address not only ‘what works’ but also whether the project or programme has led to equitable social change. In one of the most populous regions of the world with various social cleavages such as caste, class, gender, ethnicity and others it is imperative to have innovative evaluation approaches that address this intersectionality and enable us to understand how various population groups are differently affected by programmes and projects. By doing so, we address the most vulnerable and assess who is left behind and why.

We also acknowledge that social change is political and needs to be locally led requiring, genuine participation and collaborative processes with diverse stakeholders to ensure sustainable and equitable solutions. We need to make our evaluations accessible and usable to make decisions. How do we do so with the populations we work with, decision-makers, civil society and diverse stakeholders? What evaluation approaches and methods are accessible, efficient and meaningful? What approaches do we need to democratize evaluation and ensure genuine participation of all stakeholders? What are our options for collaborative evaluation and what are the challenges in practice? What is the role of local wisdom in evaluation practice -local knowledge, philosophies and realities and how can it address people’s contextual and cultural realities? What lessons can we learn from both North-South and South-South collaborations and contribute to global evaluation theory and practice?

Gender and equity are cross-cutting themes across all evaluations especially in South Asia where the gender and equity gap is historical and must address cultural, social and gender norms. How can evaluations go beyond the mere disaggregation of data by gender and address social transformation across generations? How can we involve men and boys in the discourse for gender fairness and social justice? What are some of the approaches, methods and tools that have been particularly useful in the region and what have we learned from experience? How do gender-transformative or feminist approaches intertwine with other evaluation approaches and what are the challenges in using them? What capacities do evaluators need to be change agents and to use evidence for transformative decision-making across various stakeholders at household, community, market, state, and supra-state?

At the Evaluation Conclave 2020, we explore how evaluation theory and practice can address these challenges through innovation and collaborative processes. Innovation in evaluation could be new ways of bringing together existing tools and methods, or the use of new processes such as big data and social media or using techniques and tools adapted from other disciplines and sectors. We are also interested in understanding how evaluators are interpreting their role – their competencies, values and ethics in doing evaluations. How can we make evaluation more transparent, credible and accountable to all stakeholders? We look forward to learning from evaluation practitioners, commissioners of evaluation, academicians and decision-makers about how innovation and collaborative processes have and can enhance the value of evaluation in promoting equity and social change.

Evaluation Conclaves
The Community of Evaluators, South Asia is a consortium of evaluators from South Asia working together to strengthen the field of evaluation. It is South Asia’s largest network of Evaluators, and a platform for Evaluators to interact and engage with one another. It provides opportunities for knowledge building and sharing, capacity development, networking, advocacy, and developing protocols and standards for evaluation in South Asia. Its flagship event is the biennial Evaluation Conclave, held in collaboration with national evaluation organisations and the Government agency mandated with evaluation functions. Conclaves are primarily aimed at capacity development of evaluators and learning and exchange of information for evaluation field building. The Evaluation Conclave 2020 will be the fifth Conclave; the first was held in India (2010), second (2013) and third (2015) in Nepal, and the fourth in Bhutan (2017). The Conclaves 2015 and 2017 attracted 327 and 234 participants, respectively, from around the world. Notably, these were opportunities for developing the capacity of national evaluators.

Evaluation Conclave 2020
The Evaluation Conclave, 2020 is scheduled to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where the government is committed to uplift the socio-economic condition of people, particularly the vulnerable, leaving no one behind. Bangladesh is aspiring to be a developed country by 2041 and the development partners are shouldering to achieve this noble aim. Evaluation culture, in this context, is highly significant, in the Government, non-governmental and private sectors. Bangladesh has a vibrant Non-Government sectors and partnerships with international development community. Evaluation Conclave 2020 will provide unique opportunity for Bangladesh evaluators and policy makers, in particular young and emerging evaluators to participate, learn and share experiences with others from the region and from the evaluation community across the globe.

When?
The Community of Evaluators – South Asia (CoE-SA) is pleased to announce the 5th Evaluation Conclave (Conclave 2020) to be held at the Inter Continental Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh from 12-14 September, 2020 (both days inclusive). Conclave 2020 will be a collaborative Event of CoE – SA, the Ministry of Planning of the Government of Bangladesh, and the Bangladesh Evaluation Society.

Themes/Strands
Conclave 2020 will focus largely on innovations and partnerships with a view to demonstrate the importance of evaluations in development. Conclave 2020 will be a forum for government, civil society, donors, private sector, and the evaluation fora to deliberate on a number of fronts, such as:
• Use of context-specific innovative methods and tools in evaluations
• Fostering governance, accountability, credibility and transparency through evidence-based evaluations;
• Gender, equity and leaving no one behind
• Environmental sustainability and community participation
• Poverty reduction in changing scenarios
• Partnership and collaborations in evaluation

Conclave 2020 format
The Conclave 2020 will take the following format:
• 12 September, 2020: Pre-Conclave skills development workshops;
• 13 and 14 September, 2020: Conclave [Panels, keynote speeches, roundtables].

Sponsorship
The event offers sponsors and partners an opportunity to support the Conclave 2020 in a number of ways:
• Sponsoring a skills development workshop, including providing resource persons;
• Sponsoring a Panel discussion with speakers;
• Bursaries to support participation of emerging and/or professional evaluators who lack finances to attend the Conclave although able to contribute in training workshops and panel discussions (including airfare, accommodation and registration fees);
• Defraying the cost of participation of keynote speakers;
• General sponsorship towards the conduct of the Conclave

Further details
This is a preliminary notification, and further details will appear soon in the website <communityofevaluators.org>.
In the meantime, you are most welcome to contact Dr Ranjith Mahindapala, Executive Director, CoE SA by email <conclavecoe2015@gmail.com> for any enquiries.
Ver: 6 February 2020

Community of Evaluators - South Asia (CoE-SA) The Community of Evaluators – South Asia is a consortium of evaluators from South Asia working together to strengthen the field of evaluation. The member countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; however, membership is open to other nationals as well. Currently there are over 125 members in this network. It is South Asia’s largest network of Evaluators, and a platform for Evaluators to interact and engage with one another. CoE –SA provides opportunities for knowledge sharing, capacity development, networking, advocacy, developing protocols and standards for evaluation in South Asia.
Bangladesh Evaluation Society (BES) Bangladesh Evaluation Society is a national forum for evaluation practitioners, commissioners and policy makers and promoting the knowledge and practices of evaluation for evidence informed decision making in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Evaluation Society members are working across the government, NGOs, private sector and international development organizations, sharing knowledge, networking with similar organizations and building capacity for evaluation in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Evaluation Society is ready to host the 5th South Asian Evaluation Conclave 2020 in Dhaka and joins hands especially with CoE-SA, Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh and network with the international evaluation community. Email

 

 

 

 

 

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