A professional membership organisation that exists to promote and improve the theory, practice, understanding and utilisation of evaluation and its contribution to public knowledge.
Founded in 1994 we currently have diverse membership comprising evaluation professionals, practitioners and evaluation commissioners from national and local government, the research community, independent consultancies and the voluntary sector.
Members represent a range of inquiry fields including social science, economic development, education, science and technology, health care management and policy.
The Society builds bridges between the various groups and between the different evaluation communities providing a forum to consider differences and similarities in the problems they face, for example:
The UKES is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences and has developed broad links with the international community - particularly the European Evaluation Society and International Organisation for Cooperation on Evaluation.
Colin Jacobs, UKES President, talks about the Society at 2013 annual evaluation conference.
Individual UKES membership is open to anyone with an interest in the theory, practice or use of evaluation.
The annual UKES membership rates in 2013 are:
£70.00 + VAT = £84.00
£35.00 + VAT = £42.00
£400.00 + VAT = £480.00