Strengthening evaluation capacity in partner countries: What next for the Network?. DAC Network on Development Evaluation 9th Meeting – June 2009 Agenda Item IV . Overview of the presentation. Key definitions Role of the DAC Evaluation Network Why partner capacity matters to us
DAC Network on Development Evaluation
9th Meeting – June 2009
Agenda Item IV
Capacity development processes are endogenous and context-specific.
The ultimate goal of ECD is to meet partners’ own learning and accountability needs (not just evaluating aid).
Need to look at evaluation systems – beyond conducting individual evaluations, isolated skills training.
Work on institutional cultures, incentives, law, governance, etc. to address both the supply of and demand for evaluation.
Support an environment of accountability: freedom of expression, strong civil society, critical press, etc.
Illustrative mock-up of proposed “tip-sheet” to be developed on conducting and managing evaluations in ways that support ECD.