Sthlm Evaluation Week

24 september, 15:00, Sida's head office, Valhallavägen in Stockholm

When:  24-28 september, 2018

Where: Sida’s head office, Valhallavägen in Stockholm


The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) and Sida invite you to Stockholm Evaluation Week (SEW). The week offers open seminars as well as closed sessions for special guests. All activities take place in Sida’s premises in Stockholm.

SEW focuses on the role of evaluation in aid. We gather international key actors in aid evaluation for meetings, seminars, and networking.

This year’s theme is Evaluation Capacity Development, a main principle in the 2030 Agenda. Evaluation is a tool for learning and accountability, for citizens and state alike. Countries’ capabilities to properly evaluate their use of resources is absolutely essential for democratic and sustainable development where no one is left behind.

We offer a collection of seminars, covering Evaluation Capacity Development as well as capability needs for contextual, adaptive and innovative development cooperation. Another three expert meetings will also take place within SEW; namely CLEAR Global Forum, Nordic+ och Nordic Evaluators’ Meeting.

Click on the image to view the program in full screen moode. You can also read about the public events below.

Seminar: Swedish Aid in Shrinking Democratic Spaces 
Date: Monday, 24 September 2018
Time: 15:00-16:30 (Registration from 14.00)
We discuss development cooperation in shrinking democratic spaces. What are the possibilities and pitfalls for evaluation in this kind of context? How do actors manage rapid changes in partner countries? What are the challenges and best practices?

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SEW Seminar: Looking for the “E” – Evaluation Capacity Development in the Era of Agenda 2030 
Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Time: 14:00-16:45 (Registration from 13.00)
Country led evaluations are a fundamental principle in the follow-up and review process of Agenda 2030. So far, more effort seems to have gone into strengthening data and statistics – raising a concern that the “E” in M&E may be left behind. This seminar will explore the emerging landscape of evaluation capacity development initiatives and current topics that may influence its future shape.

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Evaluation Findings: Do Challenge Funds Work? Lessons from a Decade Long Journey 
Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
When are challenge funds an appropriate mechanism for tackling development challenges. What are the lessons for designing and managing the funds to meet identified needs? At this event, the findings of ten years’ experience of global challenge funds will be presented and discussed.

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Evaluation Findings: Donors Doing Development Differently? Lessons from Sida’s Management of the MSD Approach 
Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Time: 15:00-16:45 (Registration from 14:00)
Doing Development Differently includes, among a range of factors, the identification of local problems in local contexts and adaptive approaches. But how can donors practically support this? The event will present evaluation findings of Sida’s management of programs using the Markets Systems Development (MSD) approach and explore lessons for the approach itself, adaptive management, and organizational learning more broadly.

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Sida Development Talk: Capacity and Ownership – New Ways of Working 
Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time: 09:00-12:00 (Registration from 08:30)
Building on a brand-new Swedish strategy for capacity development, the Nordic Joint Evaluation on the same theme from 2016, and lessons from a pilot in Ghana, this Development Talk offers an opportunity to discuss and learn about new ways of working with capacity development, ownership and sustainable development!

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