March 4, 2005
The International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) has been incorporated in Canada as an international not-for-profit organisation (Letters Patent of Incorporation from Industry Canada).
The IOCE is an umbrella organisation for evaluation societies that was launched in 2003. Since that time the IOCE has been involved in many start-up activities. These have included supporting and encouraging the establishment and strengthening of new evaluation networks and associations in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The Canadian Evaluation Society is a member of the IOCE. The Society has made many important contributions to this grassroots initiative over the past several years. Also, the Willow Group, which serves as the CES secretariat, recently signed a one-year contract with the IOCE for the provision of secretariat services.