23 - 27 November 2020

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Windows on Evaluation Matters 2020

Special online event for evaluation professionals working or with an interest in the broad field of evaluation


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‘WINDOWS ON EVALUATION MATTERS’ is for you to hear, discuss, interrogate, meet fellow professionals and broaden your network online!

Each ‘Window’ on Evaluation Matters will be held at lunchtime, from Monday November 23rd through Friday 27th. We are delighted to have secured a range of highly acknowledged evaluation leaders to share and stimulate learning, including:

  • Dr Wendy Asbeek Brusse, Director, Independent Evaluation Service
    (IOB), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • Kelly Beaver, Ipsos MORI, Managing Director Public
    Affairs, Board member of Campaign for Social Science
  • Tracey Brown OBE, Director of Sense about Science
  • Dr Siobhan Campbell, Head of Central Research Team, Deputy Scientific Adviser, Department of Transport
  • David Drabble, Senior Researcher, Medici Project Lead, Tavistock Institute, London
  • Dugan Fraser, Director, CLEAR, Anglophone Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr David Halpern, Chief Executive, Behavioural Insights Team
  • Dr Rachel Iredale – Head of Evaluation, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Dr Barbara Leach, Director, Magenta Research and Evaluation, West
    Midlands, UK
  • Dr Audrey MacDougall, Scottish Government Chief Social Researcher, and Deputy Director Communities Analytical Division
  • Enrique Mendizabal, Director Onthinktanks
  • Cormac Quinn, Private Sector MEL Lead. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • David Rider Smith, Senior Evaluation Co-ordinator, Evaluation Service,
    UNHCR, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr Peter Taylor, Director of Research, Institute of Development Studies, UK (IDS)
  • Professor Nick Tilley OBE, Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College, London

The UK Evaluation Society is also hosting one of our successful WeBiBar events for Delegates during the week on the topic of ‘Evaluation Matters in an Era of Fake News’.

More about the event

Evaluation matters because evaluative thinking, analysis and judgement makes a difference to people’s lives. Knowing what works and what does not; knowing why, and for whom, in what context, under what conditions, and knowing the potential for replicability is a significant factor in decisions for investing time, effort and funds. This has been at the forefront of all of our minds during COVID with the evidence scrutinised daily in the news.

Evaluation ‘matters’ impact everyone.  However, many people do not self-identify as working in evaluation or as users of evaluative skills.  This is ‘good news’ in that evaluation practice is far more widespread than many imagine, and ‘not so good news’ in that it is easier to improve that practice if we know what it is and learn from others.

WINDOWS ON EVALUATION MATTERS welcomes everyone who self-identifies as an evaluation professional and all those who are engaged in or have an interest in some aspect of evaluation. Each session, or ‘Window,’ looks in on a topic of live interest in evaluation.

Between November 23rd and 27th, Delegates will benefit from the time to reflect on each lunchtime ‘Window” and build knowledge, perspective and greater confidence in discussing evaluation practice.

Speakers and panelists’ contributions will be recorded and made available to Delegates after the event.

This event complements the UK Evaluation Society Annual Conference which will take place between May 26th and 27th 2021

Delegate Registration

£80 Non-members – covers all WINDOWS + WEBIBAR + access to Speaker recordings after event

£60 MEMBERS – 25% discount for UK Evaluation Society Members

Join us!  We look forward to meeting you!

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