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The Bishkek Partnership Statement / L'Énoncé de partenariat de Bichkek

May 22, 2017

The Third Global Evaluation Forum organized by EvalPartners took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 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. Testimonies of Forum participants on the significance of the event are presented on Youtube.

Participants to the Forum worked hard, took stock of the situation, and planned for the future, but 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.

Click here to read the full statement on the Evaluation Canada website.

Le troisième Forum global de l'évaluation organisé par EvalPartners a eu lieu à Bichkek, République kirghize, du 25 au 28 avril 2017. Il a regroupé des représentants de gouvernements, des parlementaires, des partenaires de développement, des fondations, des organisations du secteur privé et de la société civile, des universités et de la communauté de l’évaluation pour apprécier les progrès de l'EvalAgenda 2020, notamment ceux liés aux objectifs de développement durable (ODDs), et pour cartographier les partenariats productifs pour le futur. Des témoignages de participants au Forum concernant la signification de l'événement sont présentés sur Youtube.

Les participants au Forum ont travaillé dur, ont fait le bilan de la situation et ont planifié pour le futur. Un thème est revenu constamment, soit la nécessité de liens solides entre les différents efforts visant à promouvoir une évaluation de la qualité à l'appui des Objectifs de développement durable de 2030. Un résultat concret des délibérations a été l'adoption de l'Énoncé de partenariat de Bichkek qui a été signé en présence du président et de la vice-présidente du Parlement de la République kirghize.

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We are pleased to share with you seven short videos (about 2 minutes each) where Marco Segone, Dorothy Lucks, Marie Gervais, Antonella Guidoccio (EvalYouth LAC), Bianca Montrrose, Olfa Cherif (MP Tunisia), Josette Arevalo (EvalYouth), share their views about the forthcoming EvalPartners Forum. Thanks to Esteban Tapella and Alejandra Lucero for making this happen.

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EvalPartners Awards

EvalPartners is pleased to release the Call for the EvalPartners Awards.

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The nominations are accepted until 5:00 pm EST (Ontario, Canada time), on Wednesday February 24, 2017.

Transforming our world through evaluation: engagement and partnerships for the better world we want

EvalPartners Global Evaluation Forum III

Dates: 25-28 April 2017
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Venue: Damas Hotel and Parliament of Kyrgyzstan

EvalPartners, the Global Partnership for evaluation capacity development, 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 are organizing the Third Global Evaluation Forum to be held April 26 to 28, 2017. The Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of Kyrgyz Republic are strong partners of the event.

The Third Global Forum in 2017 will bring together some 150 delegates including government representatives, parliamentarians, development partners, foundations, the private sector, universities, the civil society and the evaluation community to review progress of the EvalAgenda2020, particularly in support of the SDGs, and to map out productive partnerships for the future.

The theme of the Third Global Forum is “Transforming our world through evaluation: engagement and partnerships for the better world we want”. EvalPartners and its Networks are actively engaging in operationalizing the EvalAgenda2020 in line with the 2030 SDGs. The Global Forum will be a platform to review progress made 17 months after the launch of EvalAgenda 2020. This initial period was crucial in preparing stakeholders (including government partners, parliamentarians, the evaluation community, the civil society, and development partners) in using the EvalAgenda2020 for evaluation capacity building. Stock-taking will help celebrate accomplishments, draw lessons learned, identify good practices, explore fruitful collaborations, raise awareness of responsibilities, and plan for more results in coming years.

Marco Segone, Natalia Kosheleva, the Honourable Speaker of the Nepali Parliament and Ziad Moussa Nepal Parliament November 2015. Click the image to visit the Global Evaluation Agenda page.

The ultimate objective of the Global Forum is a renewed commitment to the achievement of the 2030 SDGs through the implementation and improvement of the EvalAgenda2020. New energy will be found in documenting results, exchanging success stories, identifying barriers, prospecting for cross-fertilization, building bridges, and setting short-term and medium-term goals. The visible output of the Forum will be a Partnership Commitment Statement setting expectations of various components of the evaluation ecosystem and reaffirming an engagement towards immediate and ultimate global development goals.

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of the Global Forum and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes.


Please contact the secretariat for more information and possible collaboration with the event.

Lynn Burgess, IOCE Secretariat,

Asela Kalugampitiya, EvalPartners Executive Coordinator