Events

BetterEvaluation lists events as a service to the evaluation community.
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Open online courses

Effective and Creative Evaluation Report Writing - In this course, students will learn best practices for effective and creative report writing specific to evaluation reports. Learning points and practical exercises are combined to develop skills in putting together an effective and engaging evaluation report.

Cutting-Edge Monitoring & Evaluation: A Guide for Practitioners - This course lays the ground for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by considering challenges in current M&E practice, introducing a tool-box of evaluation techniques and showing where these can be best applied. 

How to Be a Successful Evaluation Consultant - This course provides the opportunity to learn how to establish, manage and maintain an evaluation consultancy.

Managing the Politics of Evaluation - This course considers some of the challenges that evaluators and evaluation managers face when striving to have an impartial evaluation of a programme.

March

Conference

Fifth International CREA Conference
United States - 27th March, 2019 to 29th March, 2019 - Paid

The  Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)'s Fifth International Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois from March 27 to 29. The overarching theme is Intersectionality as Critical Inquiry, Method, and Practice: Moving Beyond Nominal Categories and False Dichotomies in Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment.

April

Conference

M&E on the Cutting Edge: Monitoring and Evaluation for Inclusive and Sustainable Food Systems
Netherlands - 3rd April, 2019 to 4th April, 2019 - Paid

This conference is the eleventh annual ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ event organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation of Wageningen University & Research. This specific conference is co-organised with Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR). It is one of the events organised as a follow-up to the SDG Conference 'Towards Zero Hunger', which was organised in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wageningen University & Research. 

11th ICT4D Conference
Uganda - 30th April, 2019 to 3rd May, 2019 - Paid

The 11th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

May

Conference

Eastern Evaluation Research Society Annual Conference 2019
United States - 5th May, 2019 to 7th May, 2019 - Paid

The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) will return to its historical home at the Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey, May 5-7, 2019 (Sunday evening through midday Tuesday). The theme of this year’s gathering is Adapt! Evaluators in a Changing World.

2019 UKES Annual Evaluation Conference
United Kingdom - 15th May, 2019 to 16th May, 2019 - Paid

The theme of the 2019 UKES Annual Evaluation Conference is: Evaluation: A Diverse Field. The closing date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 14 January 2019.

Canadian Evaluation Society conference
Canada - 26th May, 2019 to 29th May, 2019 - Paid

Canadian Evaluation Society conference will be held in Halifax from May 26-29, 2019. There are two important dates: December 14, 2018 is the deadline for submitting a presentation proposal, and the conference itself takes place from May 26-29, 2019.

Course

PRiME Impact Evaluation Course
Turkey - 6th May, 2019 to 10th May, 2019 - Paid

This course is part of the PRiME training and global certification framework for M&E and impact assessment in rural development. It will be the first advanced course of this certification and will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 6 to 10, 2019. The objective is is to develop capacities of national monitoring and evaluation officers of national governments as well as other practitioners in relevant areas implementing rural development projects. Specifically, capacity building in impact evaluation applied to rural development through a dedicated course on impact evaluation drawing from good international practices and including in the field experience from the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE).

September

Conference

22. Jahrestagung der DeGEval: „Evaluation und Nachhaltigkeit“
Germany - 11th September, 2019 to 13th September, 2019 - Paid

Vom 11. bis 13. September 2019 an der Universität in Bonn in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutschen Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval)

AES19: International Evaluation Conference - Sydney
Australia - 16th September, 2019 to 18th September, 2019 - Paid

The Australian Evaluation Society (AES) conference will be held from Monday 16 September to Wednesday 18 September 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Conference workshops will be held on Sunday 15 September and Thursday 19 September. 

2019 IDEAS General Assembly
Czech Republic - 30th September, 2019 to 4th October, 2019 - Paid

IDEAS, as the only global professional association for development evaluators, has in recent years mobilised evaluation thinkers and practitioners throughout the world on evaluation of sustainable development. Global Assemblies of IDEAS tend to take place over two-and-a-half to three days and typically include keynote addresses, several high-level “special sessions” that are semi-plenary in nature, and five or six parallel sessions of presentations, panels, conversations and other innovative forms of interaction. Proposals for presentations, panels and other forms of interaction are invited through the conference website and are reviewed by volunteers. 

November

Conference

AEA Annual Evaluation Conference
United States - 11th November, 2019 to 16th November, 2019 - Paid

AEA's Annual Conference brings together evaluators from around the country and around the world for professional sharing. Evaluation 2019 will be held in Minneapolis, MN on November 11 to 16.