International Year of Evaluation

Nov 12, 2015 9:45am ‐ Nov 12, 2015 10:45am


2015 is the International Year of Evaluation or #EvalYear. 2015 dawned with an unprecedented success that surpassed the expectations of evaluators around the world: UN Resolution A/69/237 entitled, “Building Capacity for Evaluation Activities at the Country Level” recognized 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation, and called for countries to build national capacities for evaluation according to the principle of country ownership. It further invited collaboration at all levels, with national stakeholders including civil society and Voluntary Organizations for Cooperation in Evaluation, and international actors like the United Nations Evaluation Group and many others. This success was a result of global grassroots and international cooperation under the auspices of EvalPartners, a global initiative to promote the role of civil society in evaluation to influence policies and programs by the social sector.

Now, EvalPartners is calling for the development of a Global Agenda for Evaluation 2016-2020 to build on the successes of EvalYear and the good work of all partners under EvalPartners, including AEA. Evaluators around the world have been coming together in their conferences and gatherings, lighting the Evaluation Torch, and having visionary conversations about priorities they wish to see EvalPartners work on in the coming years. In this session, you will hear messages from colleagues around the world, and their input into the evaluation agenda, and then, we will ask you — our members — to provide your input. AEA has been working on input to the evaluation agenda, and this session will round it out. Join us and help create the future of evaluation together!


  • Deborah Rugg, Professor, Founder & Executive Director, Claremont Evaluation Center- New York

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