Since its inception, IDEAS has organised or been involved in organising a number of international conferences and workshops. Our regular meetings — an Annual Assembly, a Biennial Conference and our Global Assemblies — are held around the world and give members an opportunity to meet and engage in lively exchanges of ideas and experiences.
When & Where
Our Biennial Conferences and Global Assemblies focus on specific relevant themes. These themes have included evaluating sustainable development, evaluation and inequality, evaluation in turbulent times, evaluation capacity building and evaluation for development.
The documents of each Conference are available for downloading. Evaluating Sustainable Development. Browse Conference Documents.
This IDEAS Assembly was ground breaking and innovative, as no evaluation association anywhere in the world has taken on this theme for their annual meeting. Objectives: 1.
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Clarifying present knowledge on evaluation capacity building; 2. Learning lessons from development evaluation experience; 3.
Understanding the challenges faced by development evaluators in taking these efforts forward. Prague, Czech Republic Mexico Bangkok Objectives: To discuss possible solutions to the emerging evaluation challenges; To discuss ways to integrate issues implied in the SDGs into evaluations of policies, programs and interventions.
Barbados Objectives: Identify new responses in methods, processes, and outcomes shaping the practice of development evaluation; Share innovative experiences in evaluation methods among practitioners, users, and beneficiaries of development evaluation; Examine new forms of partnerships and capacities needed to rethink, reshape, and reform development evaluation.
Jordan Objectives: Discuss the ramifications of the global turbulence, specifically in the areas of food, fuel, and finances; Discuss the challenges, the realities, and the ways forward.
Johannesburg New Delhi Objectives : Examine the implications of changing context and concepts of development for evaluation and the evaluation community; Assess new responses in methods, processes and outcomes shaping the practice of development evaluation; Share innovative experiences among old and new, young and old practitioners, commissioners, users and beneficiaries; Examine new forms of partnerships and capacities needed to re-think, reshape and reform development evaluation.