International Year of Evaluation 2015

Getting prepared to celebrate 2015 Evaluation Year As we get ready to launch 2015, the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear), we are inviting evaluators, managers  and policy makers from all over the world to celebrate evaluation and  the way we have linked with one another to promote the demand, supply and use of equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation in policy and program decisions. We are creating a visible master calendar that will be published on the EvalPartners website, of gatherings on evaluation during 2015 in every part of the world.

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International Year of Evaluation 2015

List of events in which the “Evaluation torch” will be passed to discuss four themes:


  • Identifying the key future priorities for the global evaluation community to launch the 2016-2020 Global Evaluation Agenda;
  • Bridging the gap between the evaluation community (supply side) and the policy makers community  (demand side), including Parliamentarians,  to ensure good quality, equity-focused and gender-responsive  evaluations are demanded and used in policy making;
  • Mainstreaming equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations in Sustainable Development Goals at international level, and in national development strategies at national level;
  • Developing equity-focused and gender-responsive National Evaluation policies.


# Event Dates Location Organizer Links/ Remarks
1 Evaluation Capacity Building Seminar in Central Asia 11 December 2014 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic, Monitoring and Evaluation Community of Practice of Tajikistan, Washington Evaluators Contact person: Tatiana Tretiakova
2 Celebration for official adoption of the UN resolution on evaluation 17 December 2014 UN building, New York; UNEG Contact person: Marco Segone
3 India Evaluation Week 19-23 January 2015 Delhi, India IAMR and Planning Commission of India Contact person:
Dr. Rashmi Agrawal
4 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 6 February to 30 November 2015 Ottawa and Montreal Canada International Development Research Centre Contact person:
Colleen Duggan
5 1 ERE Journées Ivoiriennes de l’Evaluation (JiE 2015) 09-10 et 11 février 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
6 EvalMENA General Assembly 23-26 February 2015 Cairo, Egypt EvalMENA Network Contact person:
Ziad Moussa
7 IAPE 13th Annual Conference on Advocacy for Evaluation 2nd March 2015 Mandel Institute for Leadership in Beer Sheva Israel The Israeli Association for Program Evaluation (IAPE) Contact person:
Dr. Barbara Rosenstein
8 ReLAC 4th International Conference 9-13 March 2015 Lima, Peru Latin-American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization Network (RELAC) Please Visit
Contact person:
Ada Ocampo
9 Uganda Evaluation Week 10-13 March 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
10 UNEG Evaluation Week 9-13 March 2015 New York, USA United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Contact person: Marco Segone
11 Brown Bag: Evaluation Capacity  Building Program in Central Asia 17 March 2015 Washington, USA Washington Evaluators Contact person:
David Bernstein
12 New Zealand's government-led initiative for the International Year of Evaluation 18 March 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
13 SAMEA, WSG & CLEAR AA officially launch the International Year of Evaluation in South Africa 19 March 2015 University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), WSG & CLEAR AA Contact person:
Michael Leslie
14 Conference on taking responsibility in M&E for systemic change 19-20 March 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
15 The launch of EvalYear in Mauritania 31 March 2015 Nouakchott, Mauritania Association Mauritanienne de Suivi-Evaluation (Mauritania Evaluation Network) Contact person: Oumoul Khayri Ba Tall
16 Webinar – Future opportunities and challenges for evaluation at UNDP 1 April 2015 Virtual Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP and the Fletcher School Please Visit
Contact person:
17 Webinar – Emerging challenges for equity focused and gender responsive evaluation 8 April 2015 Virtual Independent Evaluation Office of UN Women and the Fletcher School Please Visit
Contact person:
Florencia Tateossian
18 Launch of the International Year for Evaluation in Madagascar 17 April 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
19 Italian Evaluation Association annual conference 17-18 April 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
20 A high level panel discussion and reception to promote EvalYear 2015 21 April 2015 Vienna, Austria Vienna based UN agencies together with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Contact person: Katherine Aston
21 Opening Session of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society 26 April 2015 Galloway, New Jersey, USA Eastern Evaluation Research Society Contact person:
Cheryl M. Ackerman
22 Danish Government EvalYear event: “Policy and Practice of Danida Evaluation” 11 May 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Contact person:
Sus Ulbaek
23 UK Evaluation Society Conference 13 and 14 May 2015 London, UK UK Evaluation Society Please Visit
24 Nirun Sahingiray International Forum on Measurement and Evaluation in Non-profit Organizations 14 May 2015 Istanbul, Turkey Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey with cooperation of Harvard University Contact person:
Suat Kardas
25 “Sistemas de Protección e Inclusión Social en América Latina” 21 de mayo 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
26 Development Evaluation National Forum 22-23 May 2015 Rabat (Morocco) Moroccan Evaluation Association Contact person:
Jamal Ramdane
27 Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) conference 24-27 May 2015 Montreal, Canada Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Theme: Evaluation for the- world we want
Contact person: Marie Gervais
28 The Jordan Evaluation Days 26- 28 May 2015 Amman, Jordan EvalJordan Contact person: Amjad Attar
29 AfDB - IDEV event titled “Development Evaluation -Development Effectiveness”. 28 May 2015 Abidjan Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) - African Development Bank Contact person:
Jayne Musumba
30 Convención Anual de la Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Evaluación 30 de mayo de 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico La Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Evaluación Please Visit
Persona contacto:
María del R. Medina
31 Seminario de Introducción a la Evaluación de Políticas Púbicas 1 de junio de 2015 Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico La Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Evaluación Please Visit
Persona contacto:
María del R. Medina
32 Czech Evaluation Society Annual Conference 9 June 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Czech Evaluation Society Theme: " New opportunities with respect to evaluations" :
Contact person:
Inka Pibilova
33 Conference on Evidence to practice - How NGOs can benefit from impact studies 9 June 2015 Bern, Switzerland Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC A series of activities including an Impact Study Award.
Contact person:
Hans Rudolf Felber
34 Conference: The future of training and further education in evaluation 11-12 June 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
35 Congreso Internacional "Evaluación y Rendición de Cuentas para la Transparencia Democrática" & IX Conferencia Bienal Internacional de la SEE 11 y 12 de junio de 2015 Sevilla, España Sociedad Española de Evaluación de Políticas Públicas Please Visit
Contacto: SEE
36 DAC Evaluation Network meeting 15-16 June Paris, France DAC Network on Development Evaluation, OECD Contact person:
Hans Lundgren
37 Mexico Evaluation Week 15-19 June 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
38 Journées Françaises de l’Evaluation 18-19 juin 2015 Montpellier, France Société Française de l’Evaluation Contact person:
Jean Marie Loncle
Le thème principal: Evaluer pour évoluer,et réciproquement!
39 DFID´s first 2015 Year of Evaluation event 18 June 2015 London, UK Department for International Development, UK Theme: “Maximising the Value of Evaluations – Using Evidence to Learn and Adapt”
Contact person: David Rinnert
40 Speakers Lunch, Celebration of EvalYear at IPDET 24 June 2015 Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) Please Visit


41 Media Dialogue in EvalYear in Ghana 25 June 2015 Ghana Ghana M&E Forum (GMEF) with UNICEF - Ghana Contact person: Clemens Gros,
Dede Bedu-Addo
42 Symposium: Evaluation as a strategic element for the effectiveness of public policies, programs and projects 26 June 2015 Managua, Nicaragua Nicaraguan Network in Monitoring and Evaluation (ReNicSE) and Institute of Administration and Public Policies /UNI Contact person:
Eduardo Centeno
43 National launch of EvalYear in Ghana followed by regional forums on EvalYear in three regions and a policy dialogue 2 July 2015 Ghana Ghana M&E Forum (GMEF) with UNICEF - Ghana

Contact person:
Clemens Gros, Dede Bedu-Addo

44 Colloquium of state and the evaluation community 2 July 2015 Santiago, Chile Red de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Sistematización de Latinoamerica y el Caribe, in Chili. (RELAC_Ch) Contact person: Andrea Peroni
45 The Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association Conference 6-9 July 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
46 Regional Colloquium on the evaluation of public policies
Theme : "Building together the evaluation of tomorrow"
07 - 09 July 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


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

Wilton Park and the Centre for Development Impact

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

Contact person: Ada Ocampo

52 10th Conference of the Latin-American and the Caribbean Network on Monitoring and Evaluation (REDLACME) 2-4 September 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
53 Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL) and Geneva Evaluation Network (GEN) conference 3-4 September 2015 University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL) and Geneva Evaluation Network (GEN) Contact Person:
Craig Russon or Claude Hilfiker SEVAL Annual Conference
54 Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) conference 5-9 September 2015 Melbourne, Australia Australasian Evaluation Society Theme: Reaching across boundaries Contact person:
Bill Wallace
55 Ethiopian Monitoring and Evaluation Association 2nd General Assembly 6-7 September 2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopian Monitoring and Evaluation Association Contact person:
Habtamu Tesfaye
56 ZEA Regional Conference and Workshops 14-18 September 2015 Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Evaluation Association Contact person:
Adeline Sibanda
57 ADB learning event entitled " Think Sustainable, Act Responsible ”. 15-16 September 2015 Manila, Philippines Asian Development Bank Contact person: Vinod Thomas
58 SLEvA International Conference 2015 15-18 September 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Evaluation Association Please Visit
Contact person:
K. Romeshun
59 Consultation with Latin American Parliamentarians in Strengthening Evaluation Function in Post Development Agenda 17-18 September 2015 Parlatino, Panama City, Panama PFDE, UNICEF, UN Women, CLEAR, EvalPartners Contact person: Ada Ocampo
60 International Programme Evaluation Network (IPEN) conference 23-25 September 2015 Kiev, Ukraine International Programme Evaluation Network Contact person: Natalia Kosheleva
61 Conference entitled ‘’Evaluating for Growth: Introducing the Hellenic Evaluation Society’’ 24 September 2015 Athens,  Greece Hellenic Evaluation Society

Contact person:

Dimitra Ioannou

62 Polish Evaluation Society Conference 27-29 September 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
63 Joint conference: Making effective use of evaluations in an increasingly complex world 30 September 2015 Paris, France UNESCO, OECD, French Evaluation Society, European Evaluation Society Further information:
Please Visit
64 Iberoamerican meeting on institutionalizing evaluation in the public sector 30 September to 2 October 2015 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Spanish Cooperation Secretaría General de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo División de Evaluación de Políticas para el Desarrollo y Gestión del Conocimiento Contact person:
Paula Caballero
65 International Conference on institutionalizing the evaluation in public policies 5-6 October 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

66 Moroccan Evaluation Week 7-10 October 2015 Rabat (Morocco) Moroccan Evaluation Association Contact person:
Jamal Ramdane
67 SAMEA’s 5th Biennial Conference 12-16 October 2015 Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) Contact person: Jennifer Bisgard Theme: Using evaluation to improve people’s lives
68 CEI EvalYear Conference 2015 14-15 October, 2015 Montego Bay, Jamaica Caribbean Evaluators International Contact Person: Meegan Scott
Theme: Evaluating Development, Evolving Possibilities
69 Training programme on National Evaluation societies 19-31 October 2015 Antwerp, Belgium The Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp Contact person:
Sara Dewachter
70 National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) conference 26-30 October 2015 Bangkok, Thailand UNDP in partnership with UNEG and EvalPartners Contact person:
Ana Rosa Monteiro Soares
71 IDEAS Global Assembly 26-30 October 2015 Bangkok, Thailand IDEAS Contact person:
Rob D. Van Den Berg
72 First Regional Conference of Evaluators of Western Balkan 28-29 October 2015 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Western Balkan Evaluation Network and Evaluation Society of Bosnia & Herzegovina Contact person:
Dr. Irena Ðokic Bojan Radej
73 RASPPE Annual Conference 29-31 October 2015 Moscow, Russia Russian Association of Specialists in Program and Policy Evaluation Please Visit
Contact person: Alexey Kuzmin
74 Launch of Zambia Evaluation Association and EvalYear Celebration 3 November 2015 Lusaka, Zambia Ministry of Finance and Zambia Evaluation Association Contact person
Victor Mabika
75 International conference on Education Evaluation: to ensure quality and development 4-5 Nov 2015 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Public Education Evaluation Commission (PEEC) Please Visit
Contact person
Dr. May Alobaidy
76 AfDB Development Evaluation Week 6 and 9-11 November Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) - African Development Bank Contact person: Felicia Avwontom
77 American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference 9-14 November 2015 Chicago, USA American Evaluation Association Theme: Exemplary Evaluations in a Multicultural World: Learning from Evaluation’s Successes Around the Globe
Contact person:
Dr. Stewart Donaldson
78 Celebrating EvalYear during the Evaluation Week with the end of year session of the Parliament and the Senate of Cameroon 9 - 13 November 2015 Yaoundé Conference Center Cameroon Development Evaluation Association (CaDEA) Contact person: Debazou Yantio
79 Workshop on Policy Evaluation with celebration of EvalYear 12-13 November 2015 Belgrade, Serbia Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER) together with Austrian Institute for SME Research and the Government of Serbia Contact person: Dragiša Mijačić
80 1st international conference of NAE 16-17 November 2015 Abuja, Nigeria Nigerian Association of Evaluators Contact person: Florence Etta
81 Two-day technical seminar on “Enhancing the evaluability of Sustainable Development Goal 2 17-18 November 2015 IFAD in Rome, Italy Evaluation Offices of FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR Contact person: Melba Alvarez
82 Welsh Evaluation Conference 16-20 November 2015 Welsh Government Offices: Cardiff, Llandudno Junction and Aberystwyth Welsh Government with support from Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD), Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW), and the Social Research Association. Contacts:
Faye Gracey, Chris Roberts, Jamie Smith, Richard Thurston
83 20th Anniversary Celebrations of Operations Evaluation at the European Investment Bank. 23-26 November 2015 Luxembourg Inspectorate General, Operations Evaluation, European Investment Bank Contact person:
Claudia Monti
84 Community of Evaluators South Asia (CoE-SA) Evaluation Conclave (in the context of Global EvalYear event) 23-27 November 2015 Kathmandu, Nepal Community of Evaluators South Asia (CoE-SA) Contact person: Mallika Samaranayake
85 Global EvalYear Event which includes EvalPartners 2nd Global Forum 23-27 November 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
86 2015 Brazilian Monitoring and Evaluation Network Seminar 25 - 27 November 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
87 Evaluation Forum at US Department of State 2 December 2015 George C. Marshall Conference Center, Washington, DC U.S. Department of State Contact person:
Eileen Cronin
88 Morocco Evaluation Week 2015 8-10 December 2015 Marrakesh, Morocco Moroccan Evaluation Association (Association Marocaine de l’Evaluation) Contact person:
Mouna EL Ghormli
89 The 13th ODA Evaluation Workshop 9-10 December 2015 Tokyo, Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Contact person :
Naomi Aoki
90 Bhutan Evaluation Conference “Evaluation for Sustainable Development and Gross National Happiness” 11 December 2015 Thimphu, Bhutan Evaluation Association of Bhutan Contact person :
91 The promotional event for Good Monitoring and Evaluation practices in Republic of Macedonia 21 December 2015 Skopje, Macedonia Macedonian Evaluation Network Contact person :
Risto Ivanov
92 EvalYear Celebration in Pakistan 30 and 31 December 2015 Islamabad, Pakistan UNICEF Pakistan Contact person :
Mussarrat Youssuf