First Global Evaluation Forum – Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2012
EvalPartners was launched in early 2012, as a joint vision of IOCE Board members and UNICEF, at an IOCE meeting in Accra. The First Global Evaluation Forum that took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 3-6 December 2012.
The first Global Evaluation Forum facilitated the sharing of good practices and lessons learned by VOPEs and others engaged in Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD), while it was used as an opportunity to identify the EvalPartners’ priorities to be implemented in 2013.
More than 80 participants attended the Forum from across the globe. Including, the Presidents and Chairs of all Regional and Major VOPEs, more than 30 national VOPEs, as well as representatives from bilateral organizations (including the Government of Finland, Switzerland, the USA and Australia).
Representation also included International Organizations, such the World Bank Vice President, IEG Director General, UNEG Chair, and Directors of Evaluation Offices of UNICEF, UNDP and UN Women, among others.
View the First EvalPartners Global Evaluation Forum report here.
EvalPartners Chiang Mai Declaration
At the event, participants signed the EvalPartners Chiang Mai Declaration in Arabic; English; French; Spanish; and Russian.
Significant work was done at the Forum, and during this early period of EvalPartners on the international mapping of VOPEs.
A series of 20 VOPE case studies were developed (including following the following VOPEs: American Evaluation Association (AEA); the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES); the Brazilian Monitoring and Evaluation Network (BMEN); the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES); the Commonwealth of Independent States – International Program Evaluation Network (IPEN); the Community of Evaluators (CoE), South Asia; the Réseau Ivoirien de Suivi et d’Evaluation (RISE); the Egyptian Research and Evaluation Network (EREN); the European Evaluation Society (EES); France : Fonds pour la promotion des etudes préalables, des etudes transversales et des evaluations (F3E); the Indonesian Development Evaluation Community (InDEC); the Evaluation Society of Kenya (ESK); the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz M&E Network); the Red de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Sistematización en América Latina y el Caribe (ReLAC); the Association Morocaine de l’Evaluation (AME) [Moroccan Evaluation Association (MEA); the Réseau Nigérien de Suivi Evaluation (ReNSE); the Romanian Evaluation Association (EvalRom); the l’Association Sénégalaise d’Evaluation (SénEval); the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) and lastly, the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA).