AEA Supports the International Year of Evaluation

EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities, has partnered with AEA, along with many other organizations, in the recognition of the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear).  The aim of designating 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation is to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national, and local levels.


Highlighting Celebrations from Around the World


2015 International Year of Evaluation Global Events

Event Dates Location Organizer Links/ Remarks
Celebration for official adoption of the UN resolution on evaluation December 17, 2014 UN building, New York, USA UNEG Contact person:Marco Segone
India Evaluation Week January 19-23, 2015 Delhi, India IAMR and Planning Commission of India Contact person:
Dr. Rashmi Agrawal
IDRC- Series of EvalYear speaker/ panel events: Evaluating the Impact of Climate change; Lessons from Gender Evaluation; Impact Evaluation; Evaluation field-building in the South; Evaluating Rule of Law February 6 - November 30, 2015 Ottawa and Montreal Canada International Development Research Centre Contact person:
Colleen Duggan
ERE Journées Ivoiriennes de l’Evaluation (JiE 2015) February 9-11, 2015 Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire Réseau Ivoirien de Suivi et d’Evaluation (RISE) Contact person:Mamadou Coulibaly 
Le thème principal: L’evaluation au Coeur des enjeux de l’emergence
EvalMENA General Assembly February 23-26, 2015 Cairo, Egypt EvalMENA Network Contact person:
Ziad Moussa
IAPE 13th Annual Conference on Advocacy for Evaluation March 2, 2015 Mandel Institute for Leadership in Beer Sheva Israel The Israeli Association for Program Evaluation (IAPE) Contact person:
Dr. Barbara Rosenstein
ReLAC 4thInternational Conference March 9-13, 2015 Lima, Peru Latin-American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization Network (RELAC) Please Visit
Contact person:
Ada Ocampo
UNEG Evaluation Week March 9-13, 2015 New York, USA United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Contact person:Marco Segone
Uganda Evaluation Week March 10-13, 2015 Uganda The Government of Uganda represented by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Evaluation in partnership with the Uganda Evaluation Association Contact person:Albert Byamugisha
New Zealand's government-led initiative for the International Year of Evaluation March 18, 2015 Wellington, New Zealand Organizational Evaluation team of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (the NZ Prime Minister’s Office) is co-sponsoring. Contact person:Matilde Tayawa
SAMEA, WSG & CLEAR AA officially launch the International Year of Evaluation in South Africa March 19, 2015 University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), WSG & CLEAR AA Contact person:
Michael Leslie
Conference on taking responsibility in M&E for systemic change March 19-20, 2015 Wageningen, The Netherlands Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University and Research centre Theme: "Monitoring and Evaluation for Responsible Innovation & quot
Contact person:Cecile Kusters
The launch of EvalYear in Mauritania March 31, 2015 Nouakchott, Mauritania Association Mauritanienne de Suivi-Evaluation (Mauritania Evaluation Network) Contact person:Oumoul Khayri Ba Tall
Webinar – Future opportunities and challenges for evaluation at UNDP April 1, 2015 Virtual Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP and the Fletcher School Please Visit 
Contact person:
Webinar – Emerging challenges for equity focused and gender responsive evaluation April 8,2015 Virtual Independent Evaluation Office of UN Women and the Fletcher School Please Visit 
Contact person:
Florencia Tateossian
Launch of the International Year for Evaluation in Madagascar April 17, 2015 Antananarivo, Madagascar Madagascar Evaluation Society (MASSE) The event will coincide two weeks French version of IPD E and the official launch of the development of a National Policy document forEvaluation in Madagascar Contact person:
Bali Andriantseheno
Italian Evaluation Association annual conference April 17-18, 2015 Genoa, Italy Italian Evaluation Association (AIV) Theme: “Evaluation and Social Equity. Evaluation as a public policy change mechanism to fight against social inequalities.
Contact person:
Mita Marra
A high level panel discussion and reception to promote EvalYear 2015 April 21, 2015 Vienna, Austria Vienna based UN agencies together with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Contact person:Katherine Aston
Danish Government EvalYear event: “Policy and Practice of Danida Evaluation” May 11, 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Contact person:
Sus Ulbaek
UK Evaluation Society Conference May 13-14, 2015 London, UK UK Evaluation Society Please Visit
Nirun Sahingiray International Forum on Measurement and Evaluation in Non-profit Organizations May 14, 2015 Istanbul, Turkey Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey with cooperation of Harvard University Contact person:
Suat Kardas
Sistemas de Protección e Inclusión Social en América Latina May 21, 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina la Administración Nacional de la Seguridad Social conjuntamente con el Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social, la Organización Iberoamericana de Seguridad Social y la Universidad Tres de Febrero Contact person:
Irene Novacovsky
Development Evaluation National Forum May 22-23, 2015 Rabat, Morocco Moroccan Evaluation Association Contact person:
Jamal Ramdane
Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) conference May 24-27, 2015 Montreal,Canada Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Theme: Evaluation for the- world we want
Contact person:Marie Gervais
The Jordan Evaluation Days May 26-28, 2015 Amman, Jordan EvalJordan Contact person:Amjad Attar
AfDB - IDEV event titled “Development Evaluation -Development Effectiveness”. May 28, 2015 Abidjan Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) - African Development Bank Contact person:
Jayne Musumba
Convención Anual de la Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Evaluación May 30, 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico La Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Evaluación Please Visit
Persona contacto:
María del R. Medina
Seminario de Introducción a la Evaluación de Políticas Púbicas June 1,2015 Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico La Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Evaluación Please Visit
Persona contacto:
María del R. Medina
Czech Evaluation Society Annual Conference June 9, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Czech Evaluation Society Theme: " New opportunities with respect to evaluations" :
Contact person:
Inka Pibilova
Conference on Evidence to practice - How NGOs can benefit from impact studies June 9, 2015 Bern, Switzerland Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC A series of activities including an Impact Study Award.
Contact person:
Hans Rudolf Felber
Conference: The future of training and further education in evaluation June 11-12, 2015 Saarbrücken, Germany Master of Evaluation (MEval), Saarland University and University of Applied Sciences, Saarbrücken The Conference is held in German
Contact person:
Sandra Schopper
Birgit Schneider
Congreso Internacional "Evaluación y Rendición de Cuentas para la Transparencia Democrática" & IX Conferencia Bienal Internacional de la SEE June 11-12, 2015 Sevilla, España Sociedad Española de Evaluación de Políticas Públicas Please Visit
Contacto: SEE
DAC Evaluation Network meeting June 15-16, 2015 Paris, France DAC Network on Development Evaluation, OECD Contact person:
Hans Lundgren
Mexico Evaluation Week June 15-19, 2015 Mexico City, Mexico The CLEAR Center; The Mexican Agency for International Development; National Academy of Evaluators, The National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy. Contact person:Cristina Galíndez 
Janett Salvador
DFID´s first 2015 Year of Evaluation event June 18,2015 London, UK Department for International Development, UK Theme: “Maximising the Value of Evaluations – Using Evidence to Learn and Adapt”
Contact person:David Rinnert
Journées Françaises de l’Evaluation June 18-19, 2015 Montpellier, France Société Française de l’Evaluation Contact person:
Jean Marie Loncle
Le thème principal: Evaluer pour évoluer,et réciproquement!
Speakers Lunch, Celebration of EvalYear at IPDET June 24,2015 Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) Please Visit


Media Dialogue in EvalYear in Ghana

June 15,2015

Ghana Ghana M&E Forum (GMEF) with UNICEF - Ghana Contact person:Clemens Gros,
Symposium: Evaluation as a strategic element for the effectiveness of public policies, programs and projects June 26, 2015 Managua, Nicaragua Nicaraguan Network in Monitoring and Evaluation (ReNicSE) and Institute of Administration and Public Policies /UNI Contact person:
Eduardo Centeno
National launch of EvalYear in Ghana followed by regional forums on EvalYear in three regions and a policy dialogue July 2, 2015 Ghana Ghana M&E Forum (GMEF) with UNICEF - Ghana

Contact person:
Clemens GrosDede Bedu-Addo

Colloquium of state and the evaluation community July 2, 2015 Santiago, Chile Red de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Sistematización de Latinoamerica y el Caribe, in Chili. (RELAC_Ch) Contact person:Andrea Peroni
The Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association Conference July 6-9, 2015 Auckland - New Zealand The Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association Theme: 'Navigating Evaluation : Making waves in Aotearoa and -across the Pacific".
Contact person:
Kate McKegg
Regional Colloquium on the evaluation of public policies
Theme : "Building together the evaluation of tomorrow"
July 7-9, 2015 Cotonou - Rep of Benin Ministry of Evaluation of Public Policies, Promotion of Good Governance and Social Dialogue in partnership with  UNDP, CLEAR AFRICA, UNICEF and 3IE Contact person:Mirianaud Oswald Agbadome
The event will host the Francophone Dialogue on the Evaluation Capacity Development in Africa


Seminario Internacional: La Contribución de la Evaluación al Desarrollo en América Latina, Diálogo entre Política y Evaluación July 15-17, 2015 San José, Costa Rica Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), Universidad del Sarre, Alemania (UdS) Contacto: Olman Villarreal Guzman 
Carolina Zúñiga Zamora
Wilton Park event on New Frontiers for Evaluation in an era of market oriented development July 20-22, 2015 Wilton Park Conference Centre, West-Sussex, UK

Wilton Park and the Centre for Development Impact

Contact person:
Susan Bruce
EvalYear celebrations at the Annual General Meeting of the APNODE July 23-24,2015 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire African Parliamentarians' Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) Contact person:Jayne Musumba,
Evaluation day - "EvalCafé" August 1, 2015 Yaounde, Cameroon Cameroon Development Evaluation Association (CaDEA) Contact person:
Serge Eric Yakeu
Consultation with East Asian Parliamentarians in Strengthening Evaluation Function in National Development Agenda August 10-11, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand PFDE, UNICEF, UN Women, EvalPartners

Contact person: Ada Ocampo

10th Conference of the Latin-American and the Caribbean Network on Monitoring and Evaluation (REDLACME) September 2-4, 2015 Panama City, Panama REDLACME, The Inter-American Development Bank; the World Bank; and the CLEAR Center for Spanish-speaking Latin America Contact person:Roberto García López
Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL) and Geneva Evaluation Network (GEN) conference September 3-4, 2015 University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL) and Geneva Evaluation Network (GEN) Contact Person:
Craig Russon orClaude HilfikerSEVAL Annual Conference
Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) conference September 5-9, 2015 Melbourne, Australia Australasian Evaluation Society Theme: Reaching across boundariesContact person:
Bill Wallace
Inauguration of Diploma in Evaluation Course September 13, 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardanapura University, Sri Lanka

Contact Person:Soma de SilvaProf. Kumudu Wijewardana

Please Visit
ADB learning event entitled " Think Sustainable, Act Responsible ”. September 15-16, 2015 Manila, Philippines Asian Development Bank Contact person:Vinod Thomas
SLEvA International Conference 2015 September 15-18, 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Evaluation Association Please Visit
Contact person:
K. Romeshun
Consultation with Latin American Parliamentarians in Strengthening Evaluation Function in Post Development Agenda September 17-18, 2015 Parlatino, Panama City, Panama PFDE, UNICEF, UN Women, CLEAR, EvalPartners Contact person: Ada Ocampo
International Programme Evaluation Network (IPEN) conference September 23-25, 2015 Kiev, Ukraine International Programme Evaluation Network Contact person:Natalia Kosheleva
Conference entitled ‘’Evaluating for Growth: Introducing the Hellenic Evaluation Society’’ September 24, 2015 Athens,  Greece Hellenic Evaluation Society

Contact person:

Dimitra Ioannou

Polish Evaluation Society Conference September 27-29, 2015 Krakow, Poland Polish Evaluation Society with the Polish Ministry of Regional Development and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development Please Visit
Contact person:Weronika Felcis
AfDB Development Evaluation Week September 2 - October 29, 2015 Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) - African Development Bank Contact person:Felicia Avwontom
Joint conference: Making effective use of evaluations in an increasingly complex world September 30, 2015 Paris, France UNESCO, OECD, French Evaluation Society, European Evaluation Society Further information:
Please Visit
5th Annual Development Evaluation Forum September 2015 (dates to be confirmed) Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development Trinidad and Tobago Contact person:
Aditi Bisramsingh
International Conference on institutionalizing the evaluation in public policies October 5-6, 2015 Rabat, (Morocco) National Observatory of Human Development, in partnership with the United Nations in Morocco

Contact: National Observatory of Human Development (ONDH)

El Mansouri El Hassan
U.S. Department of State Evaluation Institute  October 6, 2015 Harry S. Truman Building Washington, DC, USA Bureau of Budget and Planning

Contact Person: Stephanie Cabell

Moroccan Evaluation Week October 7-10, 2015 Rabat (Morocco) Moroccan Evaluation Association Contact person:
Jamal Ramdane
SAMEA’s 5thBiennial Conference October 12-16, 2015 Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) Contact person:Jennifer BisgardTheme: Using evaluation to improve people’s lives
Training programme on National Evaluation societies October 19-31, 2015 Antwerp, Belgium The Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp Contact person:
Sara Dewachter
National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) conference October 26-30, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand UNDP in partnership with UNEG and EvalPartners Contact person:
Ana Rosa Monteiro Soares
IDEAS Global Assembly October 26-30, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand IDEAS Contact person:
Rob D. Van Den Berg
First Regional Conference of Evaluators of Western Balkan October 28-29, 2015 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Western Balkan Evaluation Network and Evaluation Society of Bosnia & Herzegovina Contact person:
Dr. Irena ÐokicBojan Radej
RASPPE Annual Conference October 29-31, 2015 Moscow, Russia Russian Association of Specialists in Program and Policy Evaluation Please Visit 
Contact person:Alexey Kuzmin
International conference on Education Evaluation: to ensure quality and development November 4-5, 2015 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Public Education Evaluation Commission (PEEC) Please Visit 
Contact person
Dr. May Alobaidy
Evaluation 2015: American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference November 9-14, 2015 Chicago, IL USA American Evaluation Association Theme: Exemplary Evaluations in a Multicultural World: Learning from Evaluation’s Successes Around the Globe 
Contact person:
Dr. Stewart Donaldson
Two-day technical seminar on “Enhancing the evaluability of Sustainable Development Goal 2 November 17-18,2015 IFAD in Rome, Italy Evaluation Offices of FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR Contact person:Melba Alvarez
Community of Evaluators South Asia (CoE-SA) Evaluation Conclave (in the context of Global EvalYear event) November 23-27, 2015 Kathmandu, Nepal Community of Evaluators South Asia (CoE-SA) Contact person:Mallika Samaranayake
Global EvalYear Event which includesEvalPartners 2ndGlobal Forum November 23-27, 2015 Kathmandu, Nepal EvalPartners, IOCE, UN Women, CoE-SA, PFDE, CoE Nepal, Parliament of Nepal, National Planning Commission of Nepal, UNEG Please Visit 
Contact person:Marco Segone
Brazilian Monitoring and Evaluation Network Seminar November 25-27, 2015 Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil Brazilian Monitoring and Evaluation Network and Fundação João Pinheiro Contact person:Marcia Paterno and
Breynner OliveiraTheme: Diversity in Evaluation: Multiple Perspectives and Approaches



EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities, has partnered with AEA, along with several other organizations, in the recognition of the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear).  The aim of designating 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation is to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels.