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EvalParters’s Global Evaluation Agenda 2020 Review Survey is accepting responses until 5 June, more info here.

Save the Date! EES’ Online Conference is taking place 6-10 September 2021. More info here.

Access the recoding of the EES Text Mining Webinar here

Check out EvalEdge’s newest podcast episode: Digital Innovation for Bridging Evaluation & Research – a Case Study on agriculture and water systems from CGIAR/IWMI

Read the new blog post “What we are reading in April?”

gLOCAL Evaluation Week is taking place May 31 – June 4.

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The EES was initiated in 1992 and registered in 1996 as a non-profit association. The first official board was elected in autumn 1995 and started its work in January 1996. Since the start of the Society, it has organized thirteen biennial conferences in as many European countries.

The mandate of the European Evaluation Society (EES) is to stimulate, guide and promote the theory, practice and utilization of evaluation in Europe and beyond.

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Update on EES Conference 2022

Given the ongoing COVID situation, EES will hold its biennial in-person conference June 2022, and a major online event in September 2021. More info here

 

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What are we reading in April?

Earth Day 2021: Evaluating the state of evidence in climate action and poverty alleviation https://www.povertyactionlab.org/blog/4-22-21/earth-day-2021-evaluating-state-evidence-climate-action-and-poverty-alleviation In this piece on Earth Day, Andrea Cristina Ruiz,...

Evaluation for post-normal times: what’s changed since 2018?

Authors: Dr. Anne Stephens and Dr. Ellen Lewis EES in 2018 was a big event for us and our team of colleagues. We launched the Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender Equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs), a systemic evaluation guidance with the...

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Modelling in Evaluation and Further Reading on Participatory Evaluation – What We’re Reading in March

This month EES’ blog editor would like to share the following blogs with our readers: Capturing the Added Value of Participatory Evaluation Readers will remember that in February we highlighted a new handbook of participatory evaluation developed by...

Time is up: Let’s increase efforts to mainstream gender in evaluations!

Credit to UNESCO: 3.-GENDER-LENS-ON-PLANNING.jpg (3189×2255) (unesco.org) By Karin Kohlweg, EES Secretary General, & Petra Novakova, Leader of EES Thematic Working Group 1 International Women’s Day is often a reminder and provides a good space for reflecting on...

Evaluating social policy in Europe, reviewing the Results Agenda and renewing Participatory Evaluation – What are we reading in February?

This blog marks the first in a new monthly series on the best blogs from the world of evaluation.  Each month, we will gather together the best short articles from organisations and practitioners, provide you with a summary of each one and links for more information. ...

What can Ancient Greek philosophy contribute to evaluation?

David Martyn, PhD Researcher at University College Dublin and Education Researcher at Plan International Ireland, argues that the Aristotelian concept of Phronesis can help develop a more values-based approach to evaluation. What is the point of an evaluation? Should...

Performance measurement of public funding for recovery: time to turn it up a notch

(Photo by Pixabay.com) When asked what I do for a living, the reply that I work in the field of “development” often evokes a question with a slightly sceptical undertone: do you think development aid is effective?  As there is no across-the-board response, it usually...

Join us for the Eval4Action Regional Consultation: Europe Webinar on 21 October!

Context for the Eval4Action Regional Consultation in Europe  As noted in EES’ previous blog post, “in such turbulent times of baffling crises, contradiction and uncertainty, we – as an evaluation community – should come together, debate and agree on new ways of doing...

Integrating Geospatial Methods into Evaluations Opportunities and Lessons

  The presentation titled Geospatial, location, and big data: 'Where have we been and where can we go?' organized by the European Evaluation Society, highlighted the main opportunities for the application of geospatial data in evaluation practice. It also...

Case Study: Observing from space when you cannot observe from the field

  The presentation titled ‘Observing from space when evaluators cannot observe in the field’ by Joachim Vandercasteelen discussed how georeferenced data can be used for project evaluations when evaluators cannot travel to the field. The presentation provided...

Resources on Evaluation and Covid-19

In light of these unprecedented times with the outbreak of Covid-19, we are all having to adapt our daily lives and practice social distancing. Even once the pandemic is over, many sectors will continue to have to adjust their ways of working.

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What Elinor Ostrom Teaches Us About Avoiding the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ in Delivering the Public Interest in the Post COVID-19 World
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