Evaluation for Transformational Change: Challenges and Opportunities

Evaluation for Transformational Change: Challenges and Opportunities


Effectively addressing global challenges such as climate change, inequality and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires concerted policy action that goes beyond business as usual and embraces the idea of transformational change. In this virtual event, leading evaluation and international development experts will discuss the following fundamental question: How can evaluation play a more effective role in promoting transformational change? 

CHAIR: Alison Margaret Evans, Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank.

Book Presentation: Transformational change for people and the planet – evaluating environment and development    

  • Juha Uitto, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, Global Environment Facility

Panel Discussion: How should evaluators look at interventions, the systems in which they are embedded, and the potential for transformational change?      

  • Jos Vaessen, Methods Adviser, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank
  • Ellen Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Financial Capability Center, Merrimack College
  • Susan Legro, Independent Consultant

Panel Discussion: What are some of the institutional challenges and solutions for evaluation to play a more effective role in the transformational change agenda?     

  • Emmanuel Jimenez, Director-General, Independent Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank
  • Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Former Executive Secretary, CONEVAL Director, Multidimensional Poverty Network, University of Oxford

Tuesday 29 March from 12:00 to 13:30 GMT / 14:00 to 15:30 Rome time 

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