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The Evaluation Conclave 2013 – Evaluation for Development

The Community of Evaluators, South Asia (CoE SA) in collaboration with Community of Evaluators – Nepal (CoE-Nepal), hosted the Second Evaluation Conclave of CoE SA from 26th February to 1st March 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The objective of the conclave was to bring together thinkers, commissioners, and practitioners of evaluation in an interactive forum to discuss, deliberate, and share advancements in the theory and practice of evaluation.

Community of Evaluators South Asia is a group of evaluators from South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Pakistan), working together to strengthen the field of evaluation by promoting knowledge sharing, capacity development, networking and advocacy, and developing standards and protocols for evaluation in South Asia.

The four-day conclave focused on the theme of Evaluation for Development, with discussions on Practices, Participation, Policies, and Utilization of evaluation. Participants had opportunities to share and learn theories, approaches, methods, and use of evaluation through intensive workshops, panels, coffeeshops and keynotes offered by distinguished evaluators including Michael Quinn Patton, Robert Chamber, Jim Rugh, Colleen Duggan, Sanjeev Sridharan, Marco Segone, Donna Mertens, Chris Coryn, Patricia Rogers, Andy Rowe, J. Bradley Cousins, Simon Hearn, John Floretta, and Murray Saunders.