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Evaluation and good practices

Evaluation Associations

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African Evaluation Association (AfrEA)
AfrEA was founded in 1999 as an umbrella association for African Evaluators from every development-oriented discipline. As of June 2002, AfrEA brought together 17 national networks of evaluators. Highlights of this site include access to its African Evaluation Guidelines and its database of evaluators with African evaluation expertise.

American Evaluation Association (AEA)
The Meetings and Events section includes up-to-date information on upcoming events. The Training in Evaluation section provides links to ongoing degree programs and professional development programs. Publications allows access to association-related publications and documents, including Evaluation Standards developed by the Joint Committee on Standards for Education Evaluation, which serve increasingly as an important reference for standards on programme evaluation in general.

Australasian Evaluation Society (AES)
Their publications sections includes the Evaluation Journal of Australasia and Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations and may be ordered by contacting the webmaster at aes@aes.asn.au. Latest issues of E-news, their online newsletter, are available as well as archived issues.

Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)
Online publications include resources on ethics, international co-operation, certification etc.; the CES Newsletter; the CES Annual Report; and abstracts of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.
Also available in French.

European Evaluation Society (EES)
The site provides information about the structure, membership, and activities of the European Evaluation Society. 

Evaluation Francophonie
The website includes six sections: Réseaux and Manifestations or events of interest to evaluation professionals with a priority to events intended for French-speaking participants; Formations or training opportunities in programme/policy evaluation; Opportunités in the evaluation profession; and Documentation or selected references and links to documents in French and also other languages, that are targeted to evaluators and evaluation sponsors (evaluation terminology and methodology, standards, advocacy for evaluation, online reports databases, etc.). Sponsored by l’Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, this website supports the development of evaluation within the francophone space.

International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
IDEAS is a global network of development practitioners and evaluators committed to capacity building, networking, applying innovative methodological approaches, and sharing knowledge, especially in developing countries and countries in transition. The IDEAS secretariat is based in South Africa, and serves as an important platform for advocating development evaluation as an essential aspect of transparency and good governance. IDEAS was initiated by UNDP and the World Bank.

International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE)
Loose coalition of regional and national evaluation organizations from around the world that is dedicated to building leadership and capacity in developing countries, fostering the cross-fertilization of evaluation theory and practice around the world, and assisting the evaluation profession to take a more global approach to contributing to the identification and solution of world problems.
Also available in French and Spanish.

Nigerien Network of Monitoring and Evaluation (ReNSE)
The network has a CV databaseof the evaluators of Niger. Robert Ndamobissi, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer for UNICEF is the ReNSE Coordinator and moderates a Yahoo discussion group. To join, just send a blank email to rense-subscribe@yahoogroupes.fr. The Documentssection provides access to over a 100 evaluation articles in French and English, free of charge. ReNSE created 7 working groups on the themes of Education,Poverty/Vulnerability, Health/AIDS, Environmental/Natural Resources Management, Governance, Methodology, and ICT. ReNSE also publishes a Newsletter.

Société française de l'Evaluation (SFE) *Only available in French.
Find out how you can become a member. Join the discussion groups hosted by SFE to exchange your evaluation experiences and ideas.

Spanish Evaluation Association (SEE)*Only available in Spanish.
The Spanish Evaluation Association founded in 2001 promotes evaluation of national public policies as a means of improving efficiency and effectiveness of public interventions. The webpage of the SEE includes a list of activities and training events on evaluation of public policies. It also contains a site with links to institutions and associations involved in evaluation in different regions of the world.

Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL)
Their evaluation standards are available online. The interactive database of evaluators allows you to post your profile or search for evaluators, commissioners of evaluations, or research partners.

UK Evaluation Society (UKES)
The UKES builds bridges between various groups and between the different evaluation communities providing a forum to consider differences and similarities in the problems they face.



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