Membership Overview

Membership Benefits

  1. Opportunities for professional peer exchange and global networking through our working groups and Thematic Interest Groups (ITIGs), as well as at our international events;
  2. Peer editorial services, the possibility to publish your work on the IDEAS website and disseminate your work via IDEAS’ social media (see our 2017 Publication and Dissemination policy);
  3. Advance notification of and reduced registration fees for IDEAS events, in which members are welcome and encouraged to actively participate and present their work;
  4. Access to IDEAS’ online knowledge base of publications, conference reports and seminar proceedings;
  5. Voting rights at the IDEAS’ annual general meetings and for regional Board members;
  6. E-updates on other international evaluation events, job opportunities, research and reports.


IDEAS offers four types of membership –  senior, youth, individual and institutional. 

Student (full time) and Youth (Up to age 30) AnnualUSD 30
Student (full time) and Youth (Up to age 30) 3 yearsUSD 70
LDC Individual AnnualUSD 50
LDC Individual 3 years USD 120
Regular Individual AnnualUSD 100
Regular Individual 3 years USD 200
LCD Senior (Ages 65+) AnnualUSD 25
LCD Senior (Ages 65+) 3 yearsUSD 60
Regular Senior (Ages 65+) AnnualUSD 50
Regular Senior (Ages 65+) 3 yearsUSD 100
Institutional: International development agencies, Financial Institutions, government, private sector 2 yearsUSD 1400
Institutional: International development agencies, Financial Institutions, government, private sector 3 yearsUSD 2000
Institutional: NGOs, non-profit, Universities, think-tanks 2 yearsUSD 650
Institutional: NGOs, non-profit, Universities, think-tanks 3 yearsUSD 925


Linda Morra Imas

Linda Morra served as IDEAS Secretary from 2009 to 2015. During this time, she established the IDEAS Thematic Interest Groups (ITIGS) and developed its first guidelines. She also instigated and led development of the IDEAS Competencies for Development Evaluation Evaluators, Managers, and Commissioners (2010) and IDEAS Code of Ethics for Evaluation. She is currently leading IDEAS work on qualification and/or credentialing. She continues to serve as an external advisor to the IDEAS Board on professionalization issues.

Chen Zhaoying

Professor Chen was instrumental in organising the first IDEAS General Assembly (GA) on 8th September 2002 in Beijing, China. At this seminal GA, the IDEAS’ Constituent Assembly was established; a representative Board was elected; and a three-year work plan and budget was approved. Professor Chen served on the first elected IDEAS Board.

Ray Rist

Dr. Rist served as President of IDEAS from 2008 to 2014. During his tenure, he was instrumental in designing and organizing the important IDEAS’ Biennial Conferences and Global Assemblies in Johannesburg (2009), Amman (2011) and Barbados (2013). He ensured that the outputs of each Assembly were published as an official IDEAS publication. Dr. Rist contines to be a close collaborator with IDEAS.


Sulley Gariba

A leader in the international evaluation movement, Dr. Gariba served as the first IDEAS President (2002-2005) and President of the African Evaluation Association (2007-2009). He is currently a member of the Evaluation Advisory Panel for the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and a member of the Advisory Panel for reviewing the Evaluation Policy for the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank. Dr. Gariba is currently a senior Policy Advisor for the President of Ghana.

Bob Picciotto

Robert (Bob) Picciotto played a significant role in ensuring the birth of IDEAS and provided highly effective support for the organization in its first years. He was awarded honorary membership in recognition of the strategic advice he provided to the first IDEAS Board and his exemplary role in the international evaluation community.