The Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is organizing the above-referenced international conference on 6 and 7 June 2017 at IFAD headquarters in Rome, Italy. IFAD is a United Nations specialized agency with a specific mandate of rural poverty reduction through investments in agriculture and rural development.
The conference will discuss the latest innovative approaches to the use of ICTs in development evaluation and will feature best practices that have emerged from the experiences of development organizations and the private sector across the world. The conference sets out to explore what is possible today, and what the future holds. Three main topics will guide the speakers and sessions: data collection, data analysis and data dissemination.