The 2012 Evaluation Practice Exchange Seminar (EPE) was held in Rome, Italy, 23- 24 April 2012, with FAO, WFP and IFAD Offices of Evaluation co-hosting the session. The venue for the two-day event was FAO. In addition, as in 2011, the seminar was accessible on-line for participants through the web. Based on the priorities expressed by UNEG members, the EPE 2012 sessions were organized around the following themes:
- Managing Evaluations
- Evaluation and Results Based Management
- Evaluation of Complexity
The objective of the EPE is to facilitate regular learning amongst UN evaluators (including those carrying out or managing evaluations according to the practices in different UN organizations) in order to improve the quality and utilization of UN evaluations. EPE is a platform for sharing information and experiences related primarily to evaluation approaches and methodologies through peer learning and support with expert knowledge included as appropriate. EPE contributes to the establishment of a community of practice amongst UN evaluation practitioners for peer support and learning on a continuous basis between EPE annual events as necessary.