Third Global Evaluation Forum – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan , 2017
The Third Global Evaluation Forum organized by EvalPartners took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from April 25 to 28, 2017.
It brought together government representatives, parliamentarians, development partners, foundations, the private sector, universities, the civil society, and the evaluation community to review progress of the EvalAgenda 2020, particularly in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to map out productive partnerships for the future.
Participants to the Forum worked hard to take stock and plan for the future. A recurring theme was the need for strong links among the various efforts to promote quality evaluation in support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. A concrete result of the deliberations was the adoption of the Bishkek Partnership Statement which was signed in the presence of the Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Testimonies of Forum participants on the significance of the event was recorded and can be viewed on the EvalPartners Youtube channel.
The event was hosted by EvalPartners, together with the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation, the Kyrgyz M&E Network, and the Eurasian Evaluation Network.
The theme of the the Forum was: “Transforming our world through evaluation: engagement and partnerships for the better world we want”.
EvalPartners and its Networks were actively engaging in operationalizing the EvalAgenda2020 in line with the 2030 SDGs.
The event provided a platform to review the progress made in the 17 months since the launch of EvalAgenda2020. This initial period was crucial in preparing stakeholders (including government partners, parliamentarians, the evaluation community, civil society, and development partners) in using the EvalAgenda2020 for evaluation capacity building. Stock-taking helped celebrate accomplishments, draw lessons learned, identify good practices, explore fruitful collaborations and raise awareness of responsibilities.
The outcomes of the third Forum are captured in the Conference report titled: Transforming our world through evaluation: Engagement and partnerships for the better world we want, EvalPartners, 2017.