Conference 2015: Programme

Day 1
26/10/2015
26 Oct
Workshop 1: RBM for Evaluation
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter: Ray Rist 



Ray has had a distinguished career which includes a range of high profile government and academic appointments. He has been a professor at a several prestigious universities, and has been a consultant to many national and international organisations, including The World Bank, OECD, DFID, IADB, and a range of corporations, House and Senate committees in the United States. The focus of much of this consulting has been on public sector performance, especially that of results based management and measurement, and he has been an advisor to senior government officials in more than 50 countries. Ray is co-director of the International program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET). He has authored or edited 31 books and has authored more than 140 articles and monographs.

Activity Venue: 
Ballroom A
Workshop 3: Hands on - Impact evaluations
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter: Jo Puri



Dr Jyotsna (Jo) Puri leads 3ie’s evaluation team and is the deputy executive director. She is a member of 3ie’s senior management team, leads 3ie’s open, thematic and policy related grant windows and is also responsible for fund raising. Jo Puri has over 18 years of experience in evaluation and evidence-based policy and has worked earlier at the World Bank and the United Nations. Previously she was Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University. Jo is also currently adjunct faculty at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University.

Activity Venue: 
Ballroom B
Workshop 4: Evaluation for the benefit of the people
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter: Richard Levin

Activity Venue: 
Seine
Workshop 5: How to embed M&E in your ministry
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter: Frederic Martin

Activity Venue: 
Mekong
Workshop 6: An IDEAS Model for Individual Professional Qualification
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter: Linda Morra



Linda currently heads her own consulting firm, acting as an independent consultant to diverse groups including the Independent Evaluation Group of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Korean International Development Agency, the DPMG Consulting Group, China Ministry of Finance, and others for training and other ECD services. She has thirty years experience in designing, conducting, and managing policy, program and project evaluations, both nationally and internationally; she also has twenty years experience as an advisor and trainer on M & E in both the developing and developed country contexts.

Activity Venue: 
Ganges
Workshop 15: Planning and monitoring for evaluation
09:00 to 17:00

Presenters: Heather Bryant and Ana Rosa Soares



Heather Bryant has been an Evaluation Specialist with the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) since 2012. She is currently conducting evaluations of UNDP country programmes called Assessments of Development Results), and recently completed a Joint Evaluation of the GEF/UNDP Small Grants Programme in collaboration with the GEF Independent Evaluation Office. Prior to joining the UNDP IEO, Heather worked for UNDP Nepal as the head of the Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness Unit, where she was responsible for planning, monitoring and evaluation tasks, with a special emphasis on human rights, gender equality and social exclusion issues.  Heather has a master’s in geography from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and speaks English and French.

Ana Rosa Soares is an Evaluation Advisor in the Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP where she is also the coordinator for National Evaluation Capacity Development. She is responsible for conducting country, regional and global thematic and programmatic evaluations. Prior to working for the IEO, she was a Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and the focal point for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for UNDP in Brazil. Before joining the UN, Ms. Soares was an International Projects’ Manager at the Center for International Development for SUNY, working with bilateral and multilateral cooperation of international development programmes and projects in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Ms. Soares has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, holds a Masters’ degree in Public Administration from SUNY Albany and is currently working on her Ph.D on Development Studies at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Activity Venue: 
Amazon
Day 2
27/10/2015
27 Oct
Workshop 7: Challenges of evaluating sustainability
09:00 to 17:00

Presenters: Juha I. Uitto and Rob D. van den Berg

Juha I. Uitto is the Director of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office charged with evaluating the results and performance of the Global Environment Facility. Over the past decade and a half, he has conducted and managed a large number of evaluations of international cooperation at the global, regional and country levels, in particular related to environmental management and poverty-environment linkages. The book Evaluating Environment in International Development edited by Juha was published by Routledge in 2014. He holds a PhD in Social and Environment Geography.

Rob D van den Berg studied contemporary history at the University of Groningen in Netherlands. He is a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, as well as a member of the Faculty of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training. His past positions include Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (2004-2014), Director of the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999-2004), Senior Advisor on Research at the European Commission and various positions in Dutch development cooperation. From 2002 to 2004 he was the chairman of the OECD/DAC Network on Development Evaluation. He has published more than 25 articles on development, research and evaluation and has co-edited four books.

Activity Venue: 
Ballroom A
Workshop 8: Evaluation Capacity Development
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter: Michele Tarsilla

Michele Tarsilla has been designing and conducting evaluations and capacity development programs funded by a variety of international development organizations (the World Bank, FAO, WFP, DfiD and USAID) in a variety of sectors (including education, health, agriculture and food security) for over ten years. Thanks to his extensive field work (over 35 countries) and his fluency in six languages, Dr. Tarsilla has a unique appreciation of cultural competence in international development work and, as a result, a keen commitment  to promote the use of innovative and progressive concepts and practices within the global evaluation community. A prolific blogger (@MIEval_TuEval), Dr. Tarsilla is a former International Rotary and Fulbright Scholar who received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Evaluation from Western Michigan University and a one-year graduate diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation from Carleton University in Ottawa. An IPDET graduate (2008), Michele joined the IPDET faculty in 2014.

Activity Venue: 
Amazon
Workshop 9: How to manage Equity-focused and Gender-responsive evaluations
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter:  Marco Segone and Ada Ocampo

Marco Segone is Director, Independent Evaluation Office, at UN Women; Chair, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), the network of Evaluation Offices of 46 UN agencies; and co-founder and co/chair of EvalPartners, the global partnership for national evaluation capacities. Previously, he was responsible for the decentralized evaluation function as well as the national evaluation capacity development portfolios at the UNICEF Evaluation Office; Regional Chief, Monitoring and Evaluation in the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia; Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean; Brazil Country Office, and Niger Country Office. Previously, he worked in international NGOs in Albania, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Uganda. He has authored numerous publications including Evaluation for Equitable Development Results and How to Design and Manage Equity-Focused Evaluations.

Ada Ocampo is a Peruvian sociologist working in the UN system since 1990 with UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA and IFAD in different countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia. During her career, she has mainly focused on evaluation capacity development and on networking. She is the author of several articles and publications. She has lectured at Carleton University, Claremont University, The Indian School of Business (ISB) and at BRAC University. She has managed and led several evaluation training programs; and is one of the founders of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE). She represents UNICEF at the Management Group of EVALPARTNERS. Currently, she holds the position of Sr. Evaluation Specialist at UNICEF’s Evaluation Office in New York.

Activity Venue: 
Seine
Workshop 10: Impact Evaluation – A broader view
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter: Elliot Stern 

Image result for elliot sternElliot Stern is a practicing evaluator and an active member of the international evaluation community. He is Emeritus Professor of Evaluation Research at Lancaster University (UK) and currently Visiting Professor at University of Bristol. Elliot edits the journal Evaluation: the international journal of theory, research and practice published by Sage (UK); and was founding President of both the UK Evaluation Society and the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE). He was President of the European Evaluation Society; and a founding Academician and until recently a Council member of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. Elliot has worked extensively in the international development field with a particular interest in methodology and the institutionalisation of evaluation. He led the team that designed the impact evaluation of the Paris Declaration for OECD; was team leader for the ‘independent external evaluation’ of UNESCO; and in 2011/2012 headed up an international team for DFID tasked with reviewing a broad range of impact evaluation methods and designs to be used when experimental methods were not appropriate. Elliot has been evaluation advisor to the Regional Development Directorate of the European Commission; UN Women; the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change; and the CGIAR.

Activity Venue: 
Mekong
Workshop 11: Evaluation in the lens of human development and the SDGs
09:00 to 17:00

Presenters: Shiva Kumar and Bishwa Nath Tiwari

A. K. Shiva Kumar is a development economist and evaluator who works on issues related to human development - poverty, health, nutrition, basic education, and the rights of women and children.  He has served as senior policy advisor to UNICEF India and as the Director of the International Centre for Human Development in New Delhi, India.  He is Co-Chair of the Know Violence in Childhood – a global learning initiative that is synthesizing evidence to advocate for ending violence. Shiva Kumar was a founding board member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and has undertaken several evaluation assignments for IDRC, IFAD, the Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, UNICEF and other agencies.  He has been a regular contributor to UNDP’s Human Development Reports and National Human Development Reports. He has been a member of several high level committees of the Government of India including the National Advisory Council and has been associated with the formulation of social policies and legislation in India.  He has served on the Governing Council of the Centre for Science and Environment, the Public Health Foundation of India and the International Center for Research on Women.   Shiva Kumar is a Visiting Professor at the Ashoka University, Indian School of Business, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he teaches economics and public policy.  Shiva Kumar has done his Masters in Economics from Bangalore University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Masters in Public Administration and a Ph.D in Political Economy and Government, both from Harvard University.

Bishwa Nath Tiwari Programme Specialist, HDR, Inclusive Growth, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. Bishwa Tiwari works as Programme Specialist at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) where he engages in the preparation and production of flagship analytical products on human development, ensures the quality of national human development reports working with UNDP country offices of the Asia-Pacific Region, and undertakes substantive technical and policy research. Prior to his reassignment at the BRH, he performed mostly these functions at Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP), New York during August 2013 – January 2015. Bishwa worked earlier as Deputy Regional Programme Coordinator of Human Development Report Unit at the Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok from January 2011 to July 2013, where he was engaged in writing the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report, planning and managing regional HDR project, undertaking capacity development measures, and providing country support. Prior to this, he served as M & E advisor of the UNDP’s UPPR project in Bangladesh (2009-10), and Manager of two Government of Nepal/UNDP projects – Poverty Monitoring for PRSP and National HDR (2002 – 2009). He also served as Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer in WFP (2000-2001), with the responsibility of assessing food insecurity & vulnerability, and monitoring & evaluation of WFP programmes. Bishwa started his career as a teacher in Tribhuvan University in 1981 and continued until 1999 where apart from teaching Economic Theory he worked as Advisor/consultant for more than two dozens of government, non-government organizations and civil society. Born in Nepal, Bishwa holds PhD in Economics from Rajasthan University, MA in Economics from Tribhuvan University, and MSc in Environmental and resource Economics from University of London. Apart from writing regional and national HDRs, he has authored 2 books, co-authored/written a chapter in 7 books and published more than a dozen of research articles in national and international journals. 
 

Activity Venue: 
Ballroom B
Workshop 13: Culture Matters: Culture and Context in Evaluation for Sustained Development
09:00 to 17:00

Presenter: Zenda Ofir

Zenda Ofir is a South African evaluation and KM specialist who has conducted M&E assignments in more than 30 countries in Africa and Asia for more than 40 major organisations. She has worked from local to global levels in many diverse areas of development and research evaluation. She is a former AfrEA President, IOCE Vice-President and AEA Board member, and frequently serves in advisory capacities for global, multilateral and regional organisations, among others GAVI, UNDP, WHO, CGIAR, AGRA, CLEAR-AA and the Rockefeller Foundation. With a PhD in Chemistry, Zenda was Director of Research at Pretoria University and senior manager at a South African Science Council before moving into evaluation. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Hiroshima and presented for several years the Aid Effectiveness module of the United Nations University in Tokyo. She is currently an honorary professor at the School for Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch.
Zenda prefers to work with development interventions that strengthen the capabilities of individuals, organisations and institutional systems, and that make a real, long-term difference in society.

Activity Venue: 
Ganges
Day 3
28/10/2015
28 Oct
Registration
08:00 to 08:30
JOINT OPENING CEREMONY
08:30 to 10:30
  • Mr. Luc Stevens, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Thailand        
  • Mr. Rob D. van den Berg, IDEAS President         
  • Video – NEC2015
  • Mr. Indran Naidoo, UNDP, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office                                                                                                                                                           
  • Ms. Gina Casar, UNDP Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator                                                                                                                                                  
  • Mr. Paulo Jannuzzi, Government of Brazil hands the EvalYear Torch to
  • Mr. Noppadon Theppitak, Thailand, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand 

JOINT KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Evaluation for Improving People's Lives
Ms. Mallika Samaranayake, Sri Lanka, President of the Community of Evaluators of South Asia

Note taker: Kristina Leuchowius

Coordinator: Francine Pickup

Activity Venue: 
Grand Ballroom
GROUP PHOTO
10:30 to 10:45
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
10:45 to 11:15
NEC PLENARY 1 - FROM MDGS TO SDGS - FROM 18 NEC COMMITMENTS TO THE GLOBAL EVALUATION AGENDA
11:15 to 12:45

Chair/Commentator: Mr. Nicholas Rosellini, UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Asia-Pacific and Director of Bangkok Regional Hub

  • UNDP IEO – Ms. Ana Rosa Soares, UNDP Independent Evaluation Office, Evaluation Advisor - The NEC Journey and the 18 NEC Commitments Baseline Study
  • UNDP RHAP - Mr. Caitlin Wiesen, Chief, Regional Policy and Programme Support for  Asia and the Pacific, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub - The transition from MDGs to SDGs, implications to the evaluation community, challenges and opportunities
  • EVALPARTNERS – Ms. Dorothy Lucks, EvalSDGs Chair - The Global Evaluation Agenda

Note taker: Supharat Kaewkhonkaen

Coordinator: Daniela Gasparikova 

Activity Venue: 
Grand Ballroom
LUNCH
12:45 to 14:00
FIRST NEC PARALLEL SESSIONS
14:00 to 15:30

 

SESSION 1 EvalSDGs – A Platform for Advocacy, Learning and Innovation for Evaluation

Chair/Commentator: AUSTRALIA - Ms. Dorothy Lucks, Secretary IOCE, Co-Chair EvalSDGs and Executive Director at SDF Global

  1. BRAZIL - Mr. Paulo Jannuzzi, National Secretary of Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger
  2. ALGERIA - Mr. Merzak Belhimeur, Director General, Economic Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. SOUTH AFRICA -Mr. Antonio Hercules, Director, Evaluation and Research, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  4. UNDP NEPAL – Ms. Lazima Onta-Bhatta, UNDP Assistant Country Director
  5. CAMEROON – Mr. Debazou Yantio, Board Member of IDEAS

Note taker: Kristina Leuchowius
Coordinator: Saowani Bunwong
 

Ballroom C
SESSION 2 Use of Evaluation and Knowledge Management for Evidence Based Policy Making and Development

Chair/Commentator: UK - Mr. Elliot Stern, UNDP IEO Evaluation Advisory Panel Member, Professor of Evaluation Research, Lancaster University  

  1. UN WOMEN, THAILAND - Ms. Yumiko Kanemitsu, UN Women, Regional Evaluation Specialist, UNDAF Evaluations
  2. UNDP ALGERIA - Ms. Ana Cristina Da Costa Amaral, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Algeria, Mainstreaming evaluation in UNDP planning: the experience of Algeria(via videoconference)
  3. ALGERIA – Ms. Nassira Boutarfa, Algeria Court of Accounts
  4. INDONESIA - Mr. Indra Wisaksono, Directorate of Development Performance Evaluation Report and System, Ministry of National Development Planning , Evaluation as delivery mechanism in Indonesia Medium Term Development Planning
  5. UNRWA JORDAN - Mr. Robert Stryk,  UNRWA, Chief, Evaluation Division and UNEG Vice Chair- Impact of evaluation through better use  
  6. ALGERIA - Mr. Merzak Belhimeur, Director General, Economic Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Note taker: Kamolmas Jaiyen
Coordinator: Supharat Kaewkhonkaen

 

Ballroom A
SESSION 3 The Role of Parliamentarians to Promote National Evaluation Capacities to Support the SDGs 
                                                    

Chair/Commentator:  SRI LANKA - Mr. Asela Kalugampitiya, EvalPartners Executive Coordinator     
  1. NEPAL - Hon. Mr. Ananda Prasad Pokharel, Coordinator, Member, Legislature Parliament, and on Development Evaluation in Nepal
  2. AFGHANISTAN -  Hon. Ms. Rangina Kargar, Member of the Afghanistan Parliament
  3. UNDP GAMBIA – Ms. Ade Lekoetje, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Gambia
  4. UNICEF - Ms. Ada Ocampo, UNICEF Senior Evaluation Advisor

Note taker: Asela Kalugampitiya
 

Mekong Meeting Room
SESSION 4 Addressing Gender Equity and Human Rights in Evaluations of Public Policies and Programmes 
          

Chair/Commentator: AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK - Mr. Rakesh Nangia,  Evaluator General (Vice President), African Development Bank  
  1. WORLD BANK - Ms. Caroline Heider, Director General and Senior Vice President, Evaluation, World Bank Group
  2. UNDP ARMENIA – Ms. Armine Hohvannisyan, UNDP RBM and Gender Equality Focal Point
  3. INDIA – Ms. Shagun Sabarwal, Senior Capacity Building Manager, Jameel Poverty Action Lab South Asia (J-PAL) at the Institute for Financial Management
  4. KENYA – Mr. Awuor Ponge, Board Member of IDEAS and President & Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation at the African Policy Centre

Note taker: Trung Le
Coordinator: Armine Hovhannisyan
 

Seine Meeting Room
SESSION 5 M&E Systems to Improve Performance of Policies and Programmes 
                                                                                               

Chair/Commentator: UNDP RBAP – Ms. Francine Pickup, UNDP Strategic Planning Advisor
  1. BOTSWANA - Ms. Kemelo Mophuting Chief M&E Officer, National Strategy Office, Evolution of the National Monitoring and Evaluation System
  2. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Ms. Jacinta Bailey-Sobers, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Planning and Development -Building a robust Monitoring and Evaluation System
  3. GEORGIA -Ms. Tamara Razmadze,Head of Donor Coordination Unit, Measuring Progress towards SDGs through National Policy Monitoring and Evaluation System
  4. BRAZIL - Ms. Selma Serpa, Head, Evaluation and Performance Audit Department, Brazilian Court of Accounts  - The maturity of monitoring and evaluation systems of the Brazilian public administration                  
  5. EGYPT – Ms. Randa Hamza, Senior Advisor Monitoring and Evaluation Ministry of International Cooperation

Note taker: Heather Bryant
Coordinator: Marta Lanzoni
 

Ballroom B
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
15:30 to 16:00
FIRST PARALLEL JOINT SPECIAL SESSIONS
16:00 to 17:30
JOINT SESSION 1 New Frontiers for Evaluation in a Fast Changing World

Chair/Commentator: WORLD BANK – Ms. Caroline Heider, Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank 
 

  1. UNITED KINGDOM - Mr. Chris Barnett, Director, Centre for Development Impact, Brighton
  2. THAILAND - Mr. Dechapiwat Na Songkhla, Deputy Budget Director, Bureau of the Budget
  3. SOUTH AFRICA – Mr. Richard Levin, Principal of the National School of Governance, South Africa and Chairperson of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association
  4. KENYA - Ms. Holly Dublin, Independent Expert

Note taker: Kristina Leuchowius
Coordinator: Volunteer
 

Ballroom A
JOINT SESSION 2 Evaluation Challenges and Innovations in Small Island Developing States

Chair/Commentator: GEF – Mr. Juha I. Uitto, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility
 

  1. ST. LUCIA - Mr. Edwin St. Catherine, Director of Statistics, Ministry of Economic Affairs
  2. AUSTRALIA – Mr. Jeremy Kohlitz, University of Technology
  3. COOK ISLANDS - Ms. Miimetua Nimerota, Senior Strategic Policy and Planning Adviser, Central Policy and Planning Unit, Office of the Prime Minister
  4. MARSHALL ISLANDS - Mr. Bruce Kijiner, Secretary. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  5. BARBADOS – Mr. David Todd, Director, International Development, Environment and Disasters     

Note taker: Sutharin Koonphol
Coordinator: Volunteer
          

Ballroom C
JOINT SESSION 3 The Role of Bilateral Agencies and the OECD-DAC Evalnet in Promoting NEC to Support the SDGs 
                         

Chair/Commentator: FINLAND - Ms. Riitta Oksanen, Senior Advisor, Unit for Development Evaluation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs  
 
  1. MALAWI - Mr. Winston Nyasulu, Assistant Budget Director, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development - Steps towards successful evaluation of sustainable development goals
  2. NORWAY – Mr. Per Oyvind Bastoe, Director of the Evaluation Department of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
  3. FRANCE - Mr. Hans Lundgren, Manager of the DAC Evaluation Network, OECD
  4. UNITED KINGDOM - Ms. Penny Hawkins, Head of Evaluation of Department for International Development (DFID)
  5. SOUTH AFRICA – Ms. Zenda Ofir, UNDP IEO Evaluation Advisory Panel Member

Note taker: Heather Bryant
Coordinator: Ana Rosa Monteiro Soares
                                                                                    

 Ballroom B
RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT
19:00 to 22:00
Day 4
29/09/2015
29 Sep
JOINT KEY NOTE ADDRESS
09:00 to 10:00

Challenges of Evaluating Sustainable Development 

Mr. Vinod Thomas
Director-General Evaluation, Asian Development Bank

Chair: Ms. Susan Tamondong, Vice-President of IDEAS

Commentator: Mr. Emmanuel Jimenez, Executive Director of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Note taker: Sutharin Koonphol
 

Activity Venue: 
Grand Ballroom
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
10:00 to 10:30
NEC PLENARY 2
10:30 to 12:30

National Policies and Capabilities for Evidence-Based Planning and Results-Based Governance   

Co-chairs: UNDP - Ms. Simona Marinescu, Chief of the Development Impact Group

  1. UNDP - Ms. Simona Marinescu, Director/Chief of theDIG global project for strengthening national evaluation capacities
  2. ISRAEL – Ms.  Barbara Rosenstein, Chairperson, The Israeli Association for Program Evaluation - The status of national evaluation policies worldwide (via videoconference)
  3. PHILIPPINES – Ms. Violeta Corpus, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Staff, National Economic and Development Authority -National Evaluation Policy Framework: Engendering an Evaluation Culture in the Philippines
  4. NORWAY – Mr. Per Oyvind Bastoe, Director of the Evaluation Department of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
  5. FINLAND – Ms. Riitta Oksanen, Senior Advisor, Development Evaluation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Note taker: Kristina Leuchowius
Coordinator: Serdar Bayriyev

Activity Venue: 
Grand Ballroom
LUNCH
12:30 to 14:00
SECOND NEC PARALLEL SESSIONS
14:00 to 15:30
Session 6 Good Practices in Strengthening Institutional Evaluation Capacities in Government

Moderator: CLEAR – Ms. Nidhi Khattri, Lead, Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results

  • NIGERIA – Mr. Zakariyau Lawal, Director, Monitoring & Evaluation in the National Planning Commission-Building Evaluation Capacity in Government
  • BRAZIL – Mr. Miguel Foguel, Technical Expert in Research and Planning in the Institute for Applied Economic Research
  • INDIA – Mr. Shiva Kumar, Director, International Centre for Human Development
  • MEXICO – Mr. Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Executive Director, National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy
  • KENYA – Mr. Samson Machuka, Director, Ministry of Devolution and Evaluation 

Note taker: Kristina Leuchowius
Coordinator: Nidhi Khattri

Ballroom A
SESSION 7 A Cross-Regional Dialogue on NEC: Opportunities, Challenges, Lessons Learned  

Chair/Commentator: ARMENIA - Mr. Garegin Melkonyan, First Deputy Minister of Economy

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Mr. Marco Vinicio Espinal Martinez, M&E Advisor of the National Competitiveness Council. The Common Assessment Framework (CAF): Principles and Criteria on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results
  • TAJIKISTAN – Mr Shahzod Avazov, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade,  Tajikistan M&E Experience and Lessons Learned.
  • CANADA - Mr. Frederic Martin, Co-President, Coordinator of The Institute for the Development of Excellence in Public Administration (IDEA )
  • KYRGYZSTAN -  Ms. Jyldyz Choroeva, UNDP M&E Specialist
  • UKRAINE - Ms. Tetyana Kudina, UNDP Programme Associate of Democratic Governance Cluster

Note taker: Olga Shashkina
Coordinator: Armine Hovhannisyan

Seine Meeting Room
SESSION 8 Establishing Sound Subnational M&E systems - Meeting the Challenges with Local Creativity?

Chair/Commentator:  CHINA – Mr. Li Kouqing, Director General, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute and Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results

  • SOUTH AFRICA – Mr. Salatial Chikwema, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, City of Johannesburg, & Group Strategy Policy Coordination and Relations (GSPCR), Office of the City Manager
  • MEXICO – Mr. David Gomez Alvarez, Undersecretary of Planning and Evaluation, Government of Jalisco
  • CHINA – Ms. Fu Hai Ying, Section Chief, ShanFughai Finance Bureau

Note taker: Heather Bryant
Coordinator: Volunteer
 

Mekong Meeting Room
SESSION 9 SMART Indicators, Adaptation of Indices and M&E Systems for the SDGs - The Challenge of the Millennium                       

Chair/Commentator: Mr. Ray Rist, UNDP IEO Evaluation Advisory Panel Member

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Ms. Ivett Subero, Director of UN System Monitoring in the General Directorate of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Economy  - The link between Poverty and Environment: an innovative tool for monitoring and evaluation of the SDGs
  • MONTENEGRO - Ms. Marija Mijuskovic, Advisor at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism,Moving from MDGs to SDGs 
  • UNSD – Mr. Matthias Reister, Senior Statistician, Statistical Services Branch, UN Statistics Division
  • MOROCCO – Mr. Hamadi Abdelfettah, Responsal Pôle Système d'Information, Observatoire National du Développement Humain (ONDH), The development of multi-dimensional poverty indicators

Note taker: Supharat Kaewkhonkaen
Coordinator: Saowani Bunwong
 

Ballroom B
SESSION 10 Building credible national data systems for results based monitoring and evaluation of the SDGs  (Ballroom C)

Chair: BRAZIL - Ms. Lycia Silva e Lima, General Coordinator, Sao Paulo School for Economics at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Center for Applied Micro-economics

  • BRAZIL - Mr. Paulo Jannuzzi, Secretary of Evaluation and Information Management, Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger - Using National Statistical Surveys and Registers to consolidate the evaluation strategy of social programs and build SDG indicators at subnational level
  • SOMALIA - Mr. Mohamed Farah, Head of M&E Department, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation - Building credible national data systems for results-based monitoring and evaluation 
  • COLOMBIA - Mr. Felipe Castro, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation in Department of National Planning   Monitoring and Evaluation Systems, moving forward to SDGsGUINEA – Mr. Eloi IV Kouadio, UNDP Acting Country Director
  • GUINEA – Mr. Eloi IV Kouadio, UNDP Acting Country Director

Note taker: Kamolmas Jaiyen
Coordinator: Chantana Supprasit
 

Ballroom C
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
15:30 to 16:00
SECOND PARALLEL SPECIAL JOINT SESSIONS
16:00 to 17:30
SPECIAL JOINT SESSION 4  The Future of Social and Environmental Safeguards
  • UK – Mr. Michael Cernea, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • INDIA – Mr. Shekhar Singh, Independent Expert, India
  • CHINA – Mr. Shi Guoqing, Director, China’s National Research Centre on Resettlement (TBC)
  • UNDP – Ms. Heather Bryant, IEO Evaluation Specialist

Coordinator: Volunteers

Ballroom A
SPECIAL JOINT SESSION 5  The Role South-South Collaboration in Evaluation  to support the SDGs

Chairs/Moderator: UNDP – Mr. Arild Hauge, IEO Deputy Director

  • BENIN – Mr. Abdoulaye Gounou, General Director of Evaluation, Prime-Minister’s Office,  Promoting Impact Evaluation In The WAEMU And Strenghtening M&E In Africa: Two Programmes Of Peer To Peer And South-South Collaboration And Exchange On Evaluation
  • THAILAND - Mr. Banchong Amornchewin, Director of Planning and Monitoring Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) - Revitalizing the Evaluation Result for Effective South-South Cooperation
  • SURINAME - Ms. Joyce Kariodimedjo, Director of the National Planning (TBC)
  • SPAIN – Mr. Pedro Flores, Director of the International Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAAP)
  • MOROCCO – Mr. Aziz Ajbilou, General Secretary, Ministry of General Affairs and Governance

Note taker: Kristina Leuchowius
Coordinator: Nan Collins
 

Ballroom C
SPECIAL JOINT SESSION 6  Qualification of Evaluation Professionals

Chair/Commentator: DFID – Ms. Penny Hawkins, Head of Evaluation of DFID

  • WORLD BANK – Ms. Caroline Heider, Director-General Evaluation and Senior Vice President of the World Bank Group: introductory speech raising the issue whether the evaluation profession is getting ready for credentialing, qualification and other forms of professional recognition
  • IPDET – Ms. Linda Morra-Imas, Co-Director of IPDET and Special Advisor of the IDEAS Board on professionalization
  • MALAYSIA – Mr. Arunaselam Rasappan, Executive Director of CeDRE, Committee Member of the Malaysian Evaluation Society
  • UK – Ms. Elizabeth Robin, President of the UK Evaluation Society
  • THAILAND – Mr. Chanin Chiumkanokchai, Thailand Evaluation Network
  • CANADA – Ms. Keiko Kuji-Shikatani, Member of Canadian Evaluation Society 

Note taker: Kamolmas Jaiyen
 
 

Yangtze Meeting Room
SPECIAL JOINT SESSION 7 The Role of UNEG in Promoting NEC to Support the SDGs 
                                                                                                     
Commentator: Mr. Indran Naidoo, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP
  • UNHABITAT - Mr. Martin Barugahare, Chief, Evaluation Unit
  • UNICEF - Ms. Ada Ocampo, Senior Evaluation Advisor
  • UNIDO - Mr. Javier Guarnizo, Officer-in-Charge, Office for Independent Evaluation
  • UN Women - Mr. Marco Segone, Director, Office of Evaluation
  • IDEAS - Mr. Rashmi Agarwal, Board Member of IDEAS

Note taker: Armine Hovhannisyan
Coordinator: Ana Rosa Monteiro Soares
 

Ballroom B
Day 5
30/10/2015
30 Oct
JOINT KEYNOTE ADDRESS
09:00 to 10:30

Opportunities in Evaluating Equitable and Sustainable Development in the Context of SDG
Mr. Marco Segone, Director, Independent Evaluation Office of UN-Women, UNEG Chair

Chair: Mr. Arild Hauge, Deputy Director, Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP
Moderator:  Mr. Rob D. van den Berg, IDEAS president

Note taker: Dorothy Lucks
Coordinator: Marta Lanzoni
 

Activity Venue: 
Grand Ballroom
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
10:30 to 11:00
THIRD NEC PARALLEL SESSIONS
11:00 to 12:45

 

Session 11  Asia and the Pacific Consultations

Co-Chair: Ms. Dharshana Senanayake, Director General, Department of Project Management and Monitoring, Ministry of Finance

Facilitator: UNDP RBAP – Ms. Daniela Gasparikova, Team Leader RBM Unit

Facilitator: UNDP RBAP – Ms. Francine Pickup, UNDP Strategic Planning Advisor

 

Ballroom B
Session 12 Africa Consultations

Facilitator: UNDP RBA - Mr. Mamadou N'Daw, RBM and M&E Advisor

Note taker: Marie Gervais


 
Ballroom C
Session 13 Arab States Consultations

Chair: MOROCCO- Mr. El Hassan El Mansouri, Secrétaire Général de l'Observatoire national du développement Humain (ONDH), Facilitator: UNDP

MOROCCO - Ms. Chafika Affaq , Programme Officer

Note taker: Heather Bryant

 

Seine Meeting Room
Session 14 Europe and CIS Consultations
Facilitator: UNDP RBEC – Ms. Elena Panova,  Regional Senior Programme Coordinator

Note taker: Armine Hovhannisyan

 

Mekong Meeting Room
Session 15 Latin America and the Caribbean Consultations

Facilitator: UNDP RBLAC – Mr. Gonzalo Guerra, RBM and M&E Advisor

Note taker: Ximena Rios
 

Ballroom A
LUNCH
12:45 to 14:00
FOURTH NEC PARALLEL SESSIONS
14:00 to 15:30
SESSION 16 The Role of National Governments in Impact Evaluation

Chair/Commentator:  3IE  - Mr. Emmanuel Jimenez, Executive Director

  • PERU – Ms. Chris Boyd – Researched in the Institute of Peruvian Studies, The Impact of Financial Education for Conditional Cash Transfers' Beneficiaries in Peru      
  • PHILIPPINES - Mr. Christian Deloria, Director III, Department of Social Welfare and Development,
  • UGANDA - Ms Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister-Uganda., Institutionalization of National Evaluations: Experience of Uganda
  • BENIN - Mr. Emmanuel David-Gnahoui, Special Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office
  • INDIA - Mr. Prakash Kumar, Lead, Bihar Technical Assistance and Support Team

Note taker: Kamolmas Jaiyen
 

Mekong Meeting Room
SESSION 18
 
Government Innovations in Evaluation

Chair/Commentator: UNDP Trinidad & Tobago  – Ms. Stacy Richards Kennedy, Assistant Resident Representative

  • AFGHANISTAN – Mr. Qiam Mukhtar, Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Expert in the Ministry of Economy, Impact of inflation uncertainty, exchange rate volatility, and interest rate volatility on Foreign Direct Investment
  • PAKISTAN – Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Javaid, Chief Economist, Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform, What drives the quality of institutions in Asian economies
  • GAMBIA – Mr. Alagie Fadera, Director of Development Planning, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Government Innovations in Evaluation: The Gambia Experiences and the Drive to Strengthen the National Evaluation Capacities towards the SDGs
  • UKRAINE - Ms. Oksana Movchan, Advisor to Administration of the President
  • BRAZIL - Ms. Cristina Magro, Board Member of IDEAS
  • MOROCCO – Mr. Mahdad Mohamed, Director of Governance, Ministry of General Affairs and Governance, Towards the institutionalization of public policies evaluation

Note taker: Marta Lanzoni
 

Thonburi Ballroom
SESSION 19 Civil Society Evaluation Skills Collaborating with Governments to Enhance Learning and Accountability

Chair: IOCE/EvalPartners – Mr. Jim Rugh, Coordinator IOCE/EvalPartners
Facilitator: UNDP Egypt – Ms. Nermine Wally, Evaluation Specialist

  • CAMEROON - Mr. Serge Eric Yakeu Djiam, Independent Consultant, Contribution to Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) in Africa: Challenges & Opportunities from the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA)
  • IFAD – Ms. Johanna Pennarz, Lead Evaluation Specialist, Independent Office of Evaluation, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), IFAD approach to ECD, Emerging practices for peer-to-peer collaboration in China and Ethiopia  
  • CANADA – Ms. Keiko Kuji-Shikatani, Member of Canadian Evaluation Society

 Note taker: Kristina Leuchowius
Coordinator: Jim Rugh/Nermine Wally

Thames Meeting Room
SESSION 20 NEC in Africa: The Challenge with the Integration of Evaluation into SGDs and National Development Goals 

Chair/Commentator:  CANADA - Ms. Marie Gervais, Vice-President of IOCE and Vice-President of the Réseau francophone d’évaluation, RFE

Discussant: SENEGAL – Mr. Boubacar Aw, Coordinator, CLEAR-CESAG

  • AFRIQUE DU SUD – Ms. Laila Smith, CLEAR Afrique Anglophone
  • BURKINA FASO - Mr. Seglaro Abel Some, Secretaire Executif National, Stratégie de Croissanceaccélérée et de development durable
  • COTE D’IVORE – Mr. Koffi Kouame, Directeur du Controle, du Suivi et de l’Evaluation, Direction Generale du Plan et de la Lutte contre la Pauvrete
  • UNDP RBA - Mr. Mamadou N'Daw, M&E Advisor, Regional Bureau for Africa

Note taker/coordinator: Marie Gervais
 

Room 3, Mezzanine Floor
Activity Venue: 
Breakout Rooms (6-10)
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
15:30 to 16:00
CONCLUDING PLENARY
16:00 to 18:00

The Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020 to support the Global Development Agenda post-2015

  1. UNDP - RBAP - Mr. Nicholas Rosellini, UNDP Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific presents the NEC list of priorities for the Bangkok Declaration
  2. IDEAS - Mr. Rob D. van den Berg, IDEAS president presents IDEAS list of priorities for the Declaration of Bangkok 
  3. UNDP IEO - Mr. Indran Naidoo, Director   presents the Bangkok Declaration

Note taker: Kamolmas Jaiyen
Coordinator: Francine Pickup

 CLOSING EVALTORCH CEREMONY 

Royal Thai Government HANDS TORCH to 
Hon. Mr. Ananda Prasad Pokharel, Legislature Parliament of Nepal
Ms. Dorothy Lucks, EvalPartners Representative

Activity Venue: 
Thonburi Ballroom