The IFAD funded project entitled "Impact Evaluation Approaches for Collaborative Agricultural Research & Development" will help enable agricultural research and development organizations working in developing countries to improve their evaluation practices and to assess a wider range of positive or negative impacts and their causes. Specific objectives are to:
Each year billions of dollars are spent on tackling global poverty. Development programs and policies are designed to build sustainable livelihoods and improve lives. But is there real evidence to show which programs work and why? Are government and donor policies based on concrete and credible evidence?
The Mind the Gap conference on impact evaluation will address these questions and offer possible solutions. The conference will take place in Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 15-17, 2011, and it's co-hosted by The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the Center for Labor and Social Distributive Studies in coordination with the Impact Evaluation Network (CEDLAS-IEN).
NONIE have announced a call for proposals for the next NONIE meeting, 28 - 29 March 2011, Paris, France
Call for Proposals
NONIE Meeting 2011
28 - 29 March
The Agence Française de Développement organizes the 2011 NONIE annual meeting. According to NONIE's mandate the conference will focus upon rigorous impact evaluations and is targeted as a priority towards evaluation departments of donor agencies and representatives from partner countries (IOCE, M&E units of ministries).
The meeting is open to non members in order to share different perspectives on impact evaluations.
The 2011 NONIE meeting is intended to allow discussion on lessons learnt from undertaking impact evaluations.
If not exclusive of other topics, proposals on the following subjects are encouraged: