A Good Time to be an Evaluator: Evaluation and Evaluators Meeting the Challenge of Complexity

Year of Evaluation

Director General for evaluation responds to some big questions, and reflects on what it means to be a member of our nascent profession.

Recently I spoke to the UN Evaluation Group to discuss what is needed to make sure evaluation makes a difference in countries and institutions, and what it will take to prepare evaluators for that agenda. So, I’m sure you’ll agree, a fairly non-taxing agenda and some simple questions to answer, starting with…

Where Will We Be in Twenty Years?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Network on Development Evaluation  -- or EvalNet as it is known among evaluation cognoscenti -- celebrated its 30th anniversary in June 2013.  We should all lift a glass to toast this important network, which plays a central role in sharing evidence on results of international development co-operation to support learning and help hold decision makers to account.

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