To stay on top of international best practice and theory, the IEU participates actively and regularly in international evaluation-related events. It also shares information about many of these events. Here is a brief list of some important dates coming up in the next few months. Possibilities may also exist for your organisation to collaborate with IEU in a conference, seminar, workshop or similar. Share your ideas with us by emailing Liza Ottlakán at
20182-3 May: Rome, Italy - IFAD - Evaluating Rural Inequality: Identifying Effective Approaches to Reduce Rural Disparities
7-11 May: Rome, Italy - UNEG - 2018 Evaluation Week
23 May: Songdo, Republic of Korea - UNISDR and IEU Joint Seminar- How can capacity development in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) be evaluated? G-Tower, 4F. 12:00 - 13:30. Free lunch!
28 May: Songdo, Republic of Korea - 12:30-13:30 IEU Lunch Talks, 13F Meeting Room 1. Dr Nathan Fiala, Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, IEU Consultant, discusses learning about the impact of a programme from environmental and social perspectives, with the case study of GCF's porfolio. Free lunch!
18-21 June: Cape Town - 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference: Adaptation Futures
21 June: Songdo, Republic of Korea - 12:30-13:30 IEU Lunch Talks - The Geospatial Revolution in Programme Evaluation: Data, Methods, Tools and Application, 13F Meeting Room 1. Dr. Bradley Parks, Executive Director of AidData, presents Geospatial Impact Evaluation (GIEs) methods and field questions about the uses and limitations of these methods in impact evaluations. Free lunch!
1-4 July: Songdo, Republic of Korea - The GCF 20th Meeting of the Board. The IEU hosts two side events during the Board Meeting:
- "What are evaluations telling us?", Monday 2nd July 12:30-2:00pm, 13F Meeting Room 3
- "Evaluating the Future?", Tuesday 3rd July 12:30-2:00pm, 13F Meeting Room 3
The poster of the two side events can be seen here.
9-12 July: Antigua and Barbuda - Eastern Caribbean Enhanced Direct Access Project Workshop.
The workshop brings together relevant stakeholders from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and the OECS to complete the final steps towards implementing the EDA.
- 9-11 July: Technical Workshop to address the EDA project’s budget and workplan, the launch of the NAP, and coherency in implementation.
- 12 July: High-level Ministerial Launch
24-26 July: Bangkok, Thailand - IEU Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment Inception Design Workshop
Hosted by IEU, this event will see more than 50 stakeholders coming together to generate dialogue, and ultimately partnerships, between evaluator teams, GCF secretariat staff, Accredited Entities (AE) and implementing partners. The event will also provide an opportunity to discuss different impact evaluation designs for selected GCF funded projects. Groups will work together to define common interests and opportunities for collaboration, as well as strengthen their ties to design and test innovative solutions to the problems of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The agenda of the workshop can be seen here.
24-27 July: Nairobi, Kenya - International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) - Evidence to Action (E2A) Conference
IEU is hosting a panel discussion “Bridging the Gap: Strengthening connections between research and policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
28 July - 2 Aug: Vancouver, Canada - International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) - Internation Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE). IEU presents there two working papers: (i) Heterogeneous Impact of Livelihood Diversification: Cross-country Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and (ii) Improving the Efficiency Targeting of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Programme
31 July: Songdo, Republic of Korea - 12:30-13:30 IEU Lunch Talks - The marriage of private funds and insittutional investors for an impactful climate investment, 13F Meeting Room 1. Mr. Sergio Pombo, the Head of Private Equity Funds at the Green Climate Fund, presents the opportunities to match global huge investment demand for climate change programmes/projects with potential supply sources from institutional investors. Free lunch!
28 August: Songdo, Republic of Korea - 12:30-13:30 IEU Lunch Talks - Donor competition and aid effectiveness, 13F Meeting Room 1. Dr. Jae Eun, a senior researcher at the JWLee Centre for Global Medicine, College of Medicines, Seoul National University, introduces her research on the effects of donor competition on aid effectiveness. Free lunch!
4 September: Songdo, Republic of Korea - 12:30-13:30 IEU Lunch Talks - Impact evaluation of climate investment to support Protected Areas, 13F Meeting Room 1. Mr. Aaron E. Zazueta, the former Chief Evaluation Officer on impact evaluation for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Independent Eluation Office, introduces the most comprehensive evlauation undertaken by GEF on the impact of Protected Areas (PAs) and PA systems on biodiversity in terms of both methods and scope of inquiry, which covers 618 projects for 1,292 PAs in 137 countries. The study helps better understanding of the interplay of mixed methods which help evaluate a portfolio from multiple angles. Free lunch!
10-14 September: Chengdu, China - Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI) and Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) - 2018 Asian Evaluation Week (AEW). AEW provides a platform for knowledge sharing on evaluation works, their roles in development effectiveness, and how to manage it in their country context. IEU hosts two sessions there with other peers on: (i) Disaster reduction/adaptation on capacity building, and (ii) Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment platform for evidence-based evaluation.
11-14 September: Dushanbe, Tajikistan - GCF Structured Dialogue with Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The Structured Dialogue is intended for the National Designated Authorities (NDAs) and Focal Points of 14 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Accredited Entities (AEs), Readiness delivery partners as well as to representatives of civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders. The IEU is presenting on a number of topics, including learning from the evaluation of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme, getting the Logical Framework right, GCF’s Evaluation Policy in the context of the IEU’s RPSP evaluation and RMF review, among others.
1-5 October: Thessaloniki, Greece - European Evaluation Society (EES) - 13th Biennial Conference. The conference provides a debate on the role of evaluation in understanding financial, geopolitical, environmental and humanitarian crises currently going on. It’s also a chance to exchange evaluation politics, capacity, systems, research, methods, communication and use. IEU is invited to be on a panel there.
10-11 October: Songdo, South Korea - GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference. It bring global key players in the privata sector together to explore innovative ways of investing in climate activities. The IEU will join a panel in a session themed 'Climate deal-flow: regions and industries'.
17-20 October: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain - GCF 21st Board Meeting.
22-24 October: Melbourne, Australia - Centre for Evidence and Implementation, Campbell Collaboration - Global Evidence and Implementation Summit (GEIS). GEIS 2018 will bring together experts from across the world to talk about their experiences in generating and implementing evidence for better policy and practice. It will explore the evidence for designing, implementing and reviewing effective programs and policies.
24-26 October: Addis Ababa - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Sysytem.
6-9 November: St. George, Grenada - GCF - Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean.
1-2 December: Bonn, Germany - Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) - Annual Global Landscape Forum Bonn Conference. It is an annual event which focuses on sustainable land use, facilitating discussions on strengthening capacity around restoration, food security and livelihoods, rights, financing sustainable landscapes, and measuring progress toward climate and development goals.