The 7th National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Conference will place at the ITC-ILO Conference and Training Centre, Turin, Italy, from 25-28 October 2022 [here]. Organized by the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) and the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI), the conference will benefit from the financial support of IOE, alongside other donors. IOE will also play an active role in the event by participating in various sessions. Indran A. Naidoo, IOE Director, Fabrizio Felloni, IOE Deputy Director, and Mònica Lomeña-Gelis, IOE Senior Evaluation Officer, will each moderate a session stream discussion, in addition to which Dr. Naidoo will also deliver remarks during the opening session and act as a panellist during the second day of the conference.
The Conference will reflect upon ‘Resilient National Evaluation Systems for Sustainable Development’ following the upheaval and socio-economic fragility brought by the global pandemic. NEC 2022 will build on the success of past conferences and will bring together over 300 influential evaluation stakeholders and actors from the oversight and accountability sectors across Government, civil society, academia, the United Nations, as well as bilateral and multilateral partners. The event will give renewed emphasis on sharing progress and lessons learned in strengthening national evaluation systems, and how, in light of the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, these systems are essential for countries to get back on track towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will offer multiple spaces for engagement. Proceedings will comprise a mix of plenary sessions combined with parallel session on a range of themes/topics. Formats will range from plenary deliveries to innovative arrangements facilitating informal discussion and exchange of experience among participants.
Parallel sessions will be organized around three intersecting strands:
- National evaluation systems: people, processes, and systems.
- Sustainable development: people, planet, and peace; gender equality and social inclusion; climate change governance; fragility, conflict, and violence.
- Methodological innovations for a new world.
The NEC conference series is designed to offer opportunities to share experiences and learning between government officials, civil society organizations, evaluation associations and the global evaluation community. The conference is a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences in developing sustainable and effective monitoring and evaluation systems to support the use of evidence to make better decisions, and ultimately to improve people’s lives.
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For more information, please access the NEC 2022 website here