IEU at 2023 Asian Evaluation Week: Beyond Recovery: Evaluation for Development Effectiveness

11 - 14 September 2023

  • Event type External event
  • Participation
    Open to the public
  • Date 11 - 14 September 2023
  • Location Bangkok

The IEU will take part in several events at the 2023 Asian Evaluation Week (AEW) taking place in person from 11 - 14 September in Bangkok, Thailand.

The AEW is a leading evaluation knowledge sharing and learning platform in the Asia and Pacific region. In the last 7 years, the event has established itself as a highly relevant forum for promoting knowledge and partnerships to advance evaluation and development effectiveness at the national, regional, and international levels.

Innovations in Evaluations

Date & Time: Tuesday 12 September | 9:00am - 10:30 am (Bangkok)
Format: In person

Participant will gain a) a critical appraisal of the inflation of "innovations" in evaluation; b) learn about some new trends in evaluations by ADB, Deval, GCF, World Bank and others. This relates to new data (geospatial), methods (artificial intelligence, virtual missions), knowledge brokering (evidence gap maps), capacity development (GEI) and addressing cross-cutting topics (climate change / environmental sustainability).

Panelists: Andreas Reumann, GCF-IEU; Patricia Rogers, Better Evaluation; Maya Vijayaraghavan, IED-ADB; Dugan Fraser, IEG-WB

AI-powered evaluation: Maximizing efficiency while minimizing risks 

Date & Time: Wednesday 13 September | 11:00am - 12:30 pm (Bangkok)
Format: In person

This session aims to explore the integration of AI-powered evaluation systems, aiming to maximize efficiency while minimizing associated risks. By harnessing AI technologies, we can significantly enhance the evaluation process, streamline decision-making, and mitigate potential biases.

Panelists: Martin Prowse, GCF-IEU; Marco Segone, UNFPA; Uyen Kim Huynh, UNICEF

Evaluations for Greening Development Policies

Date & Time: Thursday 14 September | 9:00 - 10:30 am (Bangkok)
Format: In person

Participants will listen to a range of key actors working to strengthen national climate responses and gain an understanding of the importance of promoting evaluations to green development policies and practices. Speakers will also identify existing bottlenecks to success, and steps needed to be taken by evaluations to promote such greening of development. The following discussion questions will be considered:

  1. Evaluative evidence of successful policy influence in producing policies conducive to addressing climate change and its consequences 
  2. Challenges/bottlenecks to influencing policies to promote climate responses identified by evaluations (such inter-ministry coordination, awareness/commitment, etc.) 
  3. Role of (future) evaluations to promote green policies that effectively address climate change. 

Panelists: Daisuke Horikoshi, GCF-IEU; Anupam Anand, GEF; Suppiramaniam Nanthikesan, IFAD; Shimako Takahashi, ADB