EvalFest 2024

EvalFest 2024 is a biennial conference organized by the Evaluation Community of India (ECOI) and EvalYouth India (EYI). The event will be held in February 2024 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme this year is ‘The Shifting Sands in Evaluation: Need for Responsive, Adaptive and Future-Proof Approaches’. 

Start Date: 21 February 2024 End Date: 23 February 2024
Eval Fest 2024

3ie at EvalFest 2024

Use of AI in evaluation: Opportunities and challenges, 21 February, 11:30-13:00 (Silver Oak I & II)

The session will provide a platform to deliberate on the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the evaluation landscape. This discussion will address the potential benefits and challenges associated with incorporating AI methodologies in evaluation processes. Attendees will gain insights into how AI technologies can enhance efficiency, data analysis, and decision-making in evaluations while acknowledging and navigating the ethical and practical challenges that may arise. Sebastian Martinez, Director of Evaluation will be part of this opening plenary. 


  • Geeta Batra, Chief Evaluation Officer and Deputy Director, Independent Evaluation Office, Global Environment Facility (chair)
  • Marco Segone, Director, Evaluation Office, UNFPA
  • Suhel Bidani, Lead, Digital, BMGF
  • Sebastian Martinez, Director, Evaluation, 3ie

Measuring women's empowerment: Findings and experiences in implementing gender evaluation tools, 21 February, 04:00-05:30 (Silver Oak II)

Several development organizations are adopting strategies that seek to integrate a gender perspective into their policies, programs, activities, and decision-making processes. In this session, we will unpack findings and experience in implementing gender evaluation tools across different projects and discuss the way forward for organizations to combine learning to ensure steady progress to achieve specific points related to gender equality as mentioned under Sustainable Development Goal 5. 


  • Anjani Kumar Singh, Senior Program Officer, BMGF
  • P. Usha Rani, Lead - Institution Building and Capacity Building (IBCB), Social Inclusion and Social Development, & HR, National Rural Livelihood Mission, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
  • Sonal Jaitly, Lead - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), MicroSave Consulting 
  • Aastha Dang,  Evaluation Specialist, 3ie 
  • Rohan Shah,  Evaluation Specialist, 3ie 
  • Neelakshi Mann, Program Director, Asia, 3ie (chair)

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