Regional Evaluation Strategy - Updates
Engaging parliamentarians for demand and use of evaluation
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BETTER POLICY MAKING THROUGH EVALUATIONS: BUILDING CAPACITIES OF ASIA PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARIANS AND PARLIAMENT RESEARCH STAFF
The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET), in partnership with Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA), Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE), and Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (APPFE), hosted the first on-site international training on evaluation for parliamentarians and parliament research staff from Asia Pacific. The training took place on 27 – 30 March 2023 at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka and provided an excellent avenue to deepen understanding of the value and potential uses of evaluations for evidence-based policy making. 40 participants from around 20 countries in Asia Pacific attended the training.
The 4-day training was conceived in recognition of the increasing use of evaluations not only as a key administrative tool for the executive branch, but also as a fundamental instrument of policy processes. As such, it provided participants with essential knowledge and tools to use evaluative evidence to play an active role in parliamentary debate, better justify decisions to the public, strengthen oversight roles, and fulfil constitutional duties. In addition to the content delivery, an experience exchange session at the Parliament of Sri Lanka took place on 30 March. This allowed for further discussion on the importance of evidence-based policy making and provides networking opportunities.
The inaugural event on the 27 March 2023 was graced by Hon. Kabir Hashim, Chair of the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation, Mr. Tikiri Jayathilake, Assistant Secretary General, Parliament of Sri Lanka, Hon. Natalia Nikitenko, Former Member of the Parliament of Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Marco Segone, Director of the UNFPA Evaluation Office, Prof. Reinhard Stockmaan, Founder and Director of the Centre of Evaluation of Saarland University/Germany, and Dr. Asela Kalugampitiya, President of the Asia Pacific Evaluation Association.
The training is supported by the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) and further sponsored by the UNFPA Evaluation Office, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific and Philippine Offices, Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), UN Women, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Launch of Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Forum For Evaluation
Capacity Development Training for Parliamentarians and Parliament Research Staff In Asia Pacific 2021
The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) together with the Asia Pacific Evaluation Association and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) have organized a virtual Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) training for Parliamentarians and Parliament Research Staff from the Asia Pacific Region. This is the first training offered as part of the IPDET Global Outreach strategy. The objective of this IPDET training is to impart more in-depth evaluation knowledge to Parliamentarians and Parliament Research Staff ensuring evaluative evidence in the policy-making process. The training consists of six online sessions were held between 18 October and 11 November 2021 and was free of charge. As most VOPEs already work with parliamentarians or are interested in working with them to promote evaluation, this was an opportunity for VOPEs to engage parliamentarians in their advocacy work after the training.
OECD/DAC Criteria Brochure for Parliamentarians A series of brochures on the OECD/DAC criteria has been published by Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation. The purpose of the brochures is to help Parliamentarians on how to use OECD/DAC criteria for asking right questions about development interventions in the Parliament debates. Here is the brochure package in several language versions:
- English Version:
- Tamil Version:
- Sinhala Version:
- Malay Version:
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- Professionalization of evaluation
- Developing partnership for evaluation capacity
- Strengthening community ownership in evaluation
- Promoting young and emerging evaluators
- Strengthening VOPEs
- Engaging parliamentarians for demand and use of evaluation
- Promoting national evaluation policies and systems
- Using evaluation to report on SDGs