EvalPartners, the Global Partnership for evaluation capacity development, together with the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation, the Kyrgyz M&E Network, and the Eurasian Evaluation Network are organizing the Third Global Evaluation Forum to be held April 25 to 28, 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of Kyrgyz Republic are strong partners of the event. The Canadian Evaluation Society provides strong support to the IOCE and to EvalPartners and plays a key role in the organization of the Forum itself.
The Third Global Forum in 2017 brings together government representatives, parliamentarians, development partners, foundations, the private sector, universities, the civil society, and the evaluation community to review progress of the EvalAgenda 2020, particularly in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to map out productive partnerships for the future. You can follow the Forum on Facebook and Twitter.
The theme of the Third Global Forum is "Transforming our world through evaluation: engagement and partnerships for the better world we want". EvalPartners and its Networks are actively engaging in operationalizing the EvalAgenda 2020 in line with the 2030 SDGs. Stock-taking at the Forum will help celebrate accomplishments, draw lessons learned, identify good practices, explore fruitful collaborations, raise awareness of responsibilities, and plan for more results in coming years.
The ultimate objective of the Global Forum is a renewed commitment to the achievement of the 2030 SDGs through the implementation and improvement of the EvalAgenda 2020. New energy will be found in documenting results, exchanging success stories, identifying barriers, prospecting for cross-fertilization, building bridges, and setting short-term and medium-term goals. A series of short videos where Marco Segone, Dorothy Lucks, Marie Gervais, Antonella Guidoccio (EvalYouth LAC), Bianca Montrrose, Olfa Cherif (MP Tunisia), and Josette Arevalo (EvalYouth), among others, share their view about the forthcoming EvalPartners Forum is available on YouTube.