4th International Conference
on National Evaluation
In November 2010 Thailand Evaluation Network (TEN) was initiated by the Knowledge Network Institute of Thailand (KNIT), the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and UNICEF/Thailand during a first seminar about creating a national evaluation network in Thailand.
TEN’s vision is to be an informal and independent network for advocating a culture of evaluation in consideration of transparency and accountability to be accepted as a key tool for sustainable development of the country. Its objectives are
(i) to be a center for information and knowledge exchange on evaluations; (ii) to strengthen the capacity of evaluators and the quality of evaluation; and (iii) to promote the importance of evaluation as an evidence-based program in policy planning
Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting our investments wisely, in partnership with our developing member countries and other stakeholders, we can alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth.
Whether it be through investment in infrastructure, health care services, financial and public administration systems, or helping nations prepare for the impact of climate change or better manage their natural resources, ADB is committed to helping developing member countries evolve into thriving, modern economies that are well integrated with each other and the world.
The main devices for assistance are loans, grants, policy dialogue, technical assistance and equity investments.
We are at the forefront of development thinking and practice, spreading information through regional forums, a growing online presence and the publication of specialized papers, serials and books.
Economists, sociologists, engineers, gender experts and environmental scientists are amongst the hundreds of professions at the bank working together to reduce poverty, and ensure growth across the Asia and Pacific region is sustainable and inclusive.
The United Nations Evaluation Development Group for Asia and the Pacific (UNEDAP) is an inter-agency network which promotes an evaluation culture and contributes to UN Coherence on evaluation. It also aims to strengthen regional evaluation capacities among UN agencies. UNEDAP aspires to ensure that evaluation is addressed as a distinct and strategic function by UN agencies and their partners who share the same goals and vision of promoting human development. At the same time, UNEDAP intends to contribute to the professionalization of the evaluation function in the region.
Launched in February 2007 and based in Bangkok, UNEDAP brings together evaluation professionals from UN agencies and their partners in Asia and the Pacific. The current active members who take the lead in planning and implementing activities include:
the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
the International Labour Organization (ILO)
the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
UNEDAP’s work is guided by United Nations regulations and guidance, as well as internationally recognized standards.
The International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) was inaugurated in September 2002 to help fill a gap in the international evaluation architecture.
IDEAS’ mission is ‘to advance and extend the practice of development evaluation by refining methods, strengthening capacity and expanding ownership’, with a particular focus on developing and transitional economies.
IDEAS focuses on three major themes:
IDEAS’ strategy aims to promote and advance evaluation especially in partnership with regional and national associations as a key tool for sustainable development effectiveness, transparency and accountability in policy-making, social and organisational learning.
Effective and impactful development is anchored in evidence – but generating and using timely, relevant evidence has been a challenge within the development community. The Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) was established in 2010 to address this challenge. CLEAR is a collaborative, global partnership that works to strengthen partner countries’ capacities and systems for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and performance management (PM), to guide evidence-based development decisions.
In order to follow up on the implementation of NEC commitments defined during the Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities, UNDP IEO has developed a partnership with UNDP’s International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG). Since December 2013 to May 2015 IPC-IG has been responsible for design, facilitate, promote and moderate the exchange of knowledge via the Community of Practice (COP) in UNDP Teamworks platfrom ( www.unteamworks.org/NEC ), NEC Facebook and NEC Twitter communities. Besides, IPC-IG has supported and organized events, carried out studies and publications on evaluation.