In the overall framework of the 2013 Statement of Intent on Evaluation Capacity Development by IOE and the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China, a half-day evaluation methodology seminar was organized by IOE in Beijing on 16 July 2014.
The main objective was to share knowledge on IOE's evaluation methodology and processes in assessing agriculture and rural development operations.
IOE's presentation focused mainly on issues related to:
- data quality;
- evaluating efficiency;
- evaluation and hindsight; and
- impact evaluation opportunities and challenges.
The event was attended by nearly 45 participants, including IFAD's Associate Vice-President PMD, Director APR, the IFAD Executive Board Director of China, the Chairman (representative of Indonesia) of the Evaluation Committee of the Board, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Finance of China, and academic and research institutions.