Decline, Mutation Or Metamorphosis? Prospects For Indigenous Evaluation

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logoThe purpose of this gLOCAL2023 presentation, organized by EvalForward and EvalIndigenous, is to advocate the need for Indigenous Evaluation to be an essential building block in developing national M&E systems and discrete evaluations; that is, as opposed to just ensuring donor-led and financed M&E are culturally appropriate and involve local, not necessarily indigenous, evaluators.

The session will be divided in two parts:

  • First, an overview explaining Indigenous Evaluation and the work of EvalIndigenous;
  • Second, a panel discussion on how well and to what extent are National Evaluation Systems and the "Made in Africa" Initiative are integrating the views, beliefs and practices of Indigenous evaluators.

Reference documents for this session include the 10 Questions indigenous communities should ask evaluators and the Indigenous African Ethical Protocol for Evaluations

30 May 14:00 - 15:00 CEST 

Project cluster evaluations. Sharing lessons from AFDB, FAO, IFAD and UNODC

logoProject Cluster Evaluations (PCEs) are a type of evaluation product used by some evaluation offices, with different definitions and modalities. In general, they are evaluations which cluster multiple projects/operations which have some commonalities and evaluate them as a whole.

This gLOCAL2023 session will share lessons on what defines a PCE in the evaluation offices of four multilateral organizations, and what lessons can be drawn so far from this type of product.

31 May from 15:00 to 16:30 CEST

How and why do Communities of Practice for Evaluators deliver? The case of EvalForward

logoEvalForward is a Community of Practice on Evaluation for Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development launched in 2018 by the evaluation offices of FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR, with the purpose to Improve national capacities in conducting or using evaluations related to agriculture, rural development and food security through the establishment of an international network open to evaluators, development practitioners, policymakers and researchers across national institutions to share evaluative information and knowledge on food security-related interventions

Is this aim still valid and what is the added value that EvalForward and Communities of Practice in general bring to the evaluation community? 

Drawing from the recent Independent Review of EvalForward Community of Practice, this gLOCAL2023 event will highlight how peer to peer capacity development strengthens culture and collaboration opportunities within the evaluation community, the novel cross-agency dedicated facilitation model of EvalForward, and the role of institutional sponsorship of Communities of Practice in order to deliver global public goods where there would otherwise be gaps.

The agenda includes: 

  • A presentation of the EvalForward Review by Carl Jackson, knowledge management and evaluation consultant, UK. 
  • Interventions by Masahiro Igarashi (EvalPartners co-chair and former FAO evaluation director) and EvalForward Steering Group representatives: Svetlana Negroustoueva (Evaluation Lead, CGIAR) and Aurelie Larmoyer (Senior evaluator, WFP) 
  • Testimonials and change stories by members of the Community: Nayeli Almanza (Mexico), Gordon Wanzare (Kenya) and Anna Maria Augustyn (Poland). 
1 June from 14:00 to 15:00 CEST (Rome time) 

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