European Evaluation Society online conference- Evaluation in an uncertain world: complexity, legitimacy and ethics

The European Evaluation Society (EES) held its conference online this year from 8-10 September 2021, with online Professional Development Workshops occurring on 6-7 September 2021.Titled EES Goes Virtual: Evaluation in an Uncertain World: Complexity, Legitimacy and Ethics, the Conference’s 90+ sessions and keynote addresses key topics in international development under various themes. For more information about the conference, visit the conference website.

Start Date: 10 September 2021 End Date: 10 September 2021

3ie-sponsored session at the EES online conference

Effectiveness Of Peacebuilding Approaches

Time: 10.20 am – 11.50 am (CET)
Effective peacebuilding programming is essential to help people in conflict-affected states lead safe and productive lives in which their human rights are respected. However, the number of impact evaluations that have investigated peacebuilding interventions remains relatively low. This panel brings together a range of perspectives from donor organizations, the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, and impact evaluators to discuss approaches to overcoming the unique challenges of commissioning, planning, and conducting impact evaluations in peacebuilding settings. One focus of the panel will be the PeaceFIELD1 program, a novel impact evaluation initiative designed to develop new evidence about the effectiveness of peacebuilding approaches through impact evaluations of UN Peacebuilding Fund interventions. In this panel session, we will put some questions to operational and evaluation leaders from key organisations involved in the project. The format will be conversational in tone.


  • Andrea Cook, Director of Evaluation, WFP;
  • Björn Gehrmann, Team Lead,  Mediation & UN Peacebuilding, German Foreign Office
  • Tilman Brück, Founder and Director, ISDC - International Security and Development Center
  • Håvard Mokleiv, Director of Knowledge and Evaluations, Norad
  • Kyle Jacques, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, United Nations
  • Marie Gaarder, Executive Director, 3ie (Moderator)