july, 2018

11jul17:30Evaluating Development Effectiveness - Evening event hosted by the Evaluators' Institute (Washington DC)

Event Details

Reception: 5:30-6:30 EDT
Panel Discussion: 6:30-8:00 EDT
Development Aid promotes economic development and welfare internationally, and is an important part of many governments’ foreign relations strategy. In 2016, aid reached a new peak of USD 142.6 billion, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Evaluation, a tool that supports both accountability and learning, can be a key component in increasing the effectiveness of the programs supported by this aid. OECD/DAC defines development effectiveness as “the extent to which a given development intervention’s objectives were achieved, or are expected to be achieved, taking into account their relative importance.” This panel will bring together leaders in the evaluation function at Mercy Corps, the World Bank, and USAID to share their views on these questions:

  • How is the evaluation of development and/or humanitarian response different from other types of evaluations?
  • What are the key issues and trends in these types of evaluations today?
  • What lessons have been learned that funders/implementers/governments/beneficiaries and evaluators need to know?

This event will be co-sponsored with Washington Evaluators.
Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Tessie Catsambas, Associate Director at TEI and CEO of EnCompass LLC
Christie Getman, Director, Program Performance and Quality, Mercy Corps
Rasmus Heltberg, Lead Evaluation Specialist, World Bank
Melissa Patsalides, Director, Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research at USAID
Attendance is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to save your seat.


(Wednesday) 17:30 EDT


Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center


The Evaluators' Institute

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