3ie at India Evaluation Week 2015

3ie hosted several events at the India Evaluation Week to kick off the International Year of Evaluation 2015.

India Evaluation Week flaged off EvalYear by developing a forum for learning about evaluation practices at the national and global level. With its emphasis on engagement with policymakers and government officials, India Evaluation Week kick started the process of formulating a national evaluation policy framework for India. The sessions during the week will focus on important topics like evidence-informed decision making, gender-responsive evaluations, evidence synthesis and participatory evaluations.

Events at India Evaluation Week 2015

For an overview of the India Evaluation Week download the agenda (373.1 KB) .

3ie sessions on 19 January 2015: Day 1 of India Evaluation Week.

At 11:15 Beryl Leach, deputy director and head of policy, advocacy and communication will be presenting on the role of evidence-informed decision making.

At 14:30 Jyotsna Puri, deputy executive director and head of evaluation will be a panelist for a discussion on the role of evaluations in the social sector.

3ie sessions on 21 January 2015: Day 3 of India Evaluation Week.

3ie hosted a Delhi seminar on Delivering effective development: the value of synthesised evidence. The seminar began with 3ie’s senior evaluation specialist Hugh Waddington explaining and exploring three types of evidence synthesis: evidence gap maps, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. In this interactive and participatory session, he drew extensively on synthesised evidence in the areas of microcredit, water and sanitation and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).

The one hour introductory session was followed by a panel discussion on What is the value of synthesised evidence? The discussion focused on bringing in the policymaker, practitioner and research perspectives on this overarching question. The panelists included A. Santhosh Mathew, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director of Population Foundation of India and Priya Nanda, Group Director –Social and Economic Development Group, International Centre for Research on Women. Howard White, Executive Director of 3ie will chair the panel discussion.

If you would like to follow the conversation during India Evaluation Week on Twitter, please use #EvalYear.

About International Year of Evaluation 2015

2015 was declared the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) at the third international conference on National Evaluation Capacities organised in São Paulo, Brazil, 29 Septemer-2 October 2013. It is now widely acknowledged that national development policies and programmes should be informed by evidence generated by credible national monitoring and evaluation systems, while ensuring policy coherence at the regional and global level. EvalYear is a global movement aimed at advocating for and promoting evaluation and evidence-based policymaking and programming at international, regional, national and local levels.

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