We’ll be at ‘Paths to the future of evaluation’, this year’s American Evaluation Association conference, in Minneapolis from 11 to 16 November.
With colleagues from across the world, we’ll be leading sessions and joining discussions on this year’s theme of building the future of evaluation practice. We’ll share insights from across the breadth of our work, exploring some of the methods we use, the people we work with and areas we work in, and how we as evaluators can champion evidence in our changing world. We’d also love to share what we’ve doing since we opened up an office in Washington, D.C. in September. Please reach out to Stefanie Wallach, our US Director, or any Itad colleagues at AEA to chat about how this can support opportunities to work together.
Find us in our sessions:
Wednesday 13 November
6.30-8.30pm – Elevating Indigenous Voices through Formative Evaluation and Learning
– Ben Murphy, with colleagues from Climate Investment Funds (CIF)
Thursday 14 November
2.45-3.30pm – Evaluating transformational change: The experience of evaluating the $8 Billion Climate Investment Funds Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
– Sam McPherson, with colleagues from CIF and Perspectio
2.45-3.30pm – How do we innovate and adapt our thinking, methods and practices to ensure our evaluations address the important societal challenges of today?
– Jon Cooper
Friday 15 November
10.30-11.15am – How can MEL support adaptive management needed for resilience programming
– Ben Murphy, with colleagues from Mercy Corps
10.30-11.15am – The role of evidence in a changing world – how can evaluators take the lead?
– Jon Cooper
10.30-11.15am – Learning and evaluation in a new paradigm: business and development –
Stefanie Wallach and Sam McPherson
2.15-3.15pm – Contributing to Strengthening Resilience in Disaster and Recovery Responses
– Ben Murphy, with colleagues from the World Food Programme
2.15-3.15pm – Spinning the ‘Advocacy MLE Capacity Wheel’: a process to identify development priorities and support ownership
– Stefanie Wallach with Rhonda Schlangen
We’re looking forward to a great week learning from experts from across the evaluation field – hope to see you there!