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The Professionalization repository has been created. Visit https://drive.google.com/open?id=144z7-LBWw-Bd1IZOnSFVQzNiT88LvxnF to see the current library of documents for VOPEs to refer to.
Do you have documents to add to this repository? Send them to Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be shared within the evaluation community.
IOCE Professionalization Task Force
DRAFT Roadmap (June 21, 2017)
The IOCE Professionalization Task Force was created in the context of the Second Global Evaluation Forum held in Nepal in 2015. Plans were established to support IOCE’s role and action in the professionalization of evaluation. It was established that professionalization is a gradual, long term, context dependent process with many facets: (i) improved access to quality education and training; (ii) dissemination of evaluation knowledge and good practices; (iii) harmonization of ethical guidelines and guiding principles for evaluators; (iv) agreed evaluator capabilities or competencies frameworks; and (v) legitimate ways of recognizing the fundamental knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to carry out work to an adequate standard of quality.
The work plan established in 2015 included three main threads:
- Improve efficient and equitable access to information on evaluation professionalization.
- Provide a platform for an inclusive discussion on professionalization.
- Facilitate cooperation among VOPEs for fund raising, mutual support, technical cooperation and evaluation of professionalization initiatives.
The original Task Force collected existing documents, assembled them and made them available online. A discussion of professionalization issues was also initiated but the level of participation was low.
The IOCE wants to rejuvenate this effort.
This plan was established with due consideration for the EvalAgenda 2016-2020, the actions that it proposed with regard to strengthening individual capacities for evaluation, and a realistic assessment of the capacity of the Task Force to deliver.
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