Stockholm Evaluation Week

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Stockholm Evaluation Week

Updated: 12 September 2018

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 Sthlm 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. 

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SEW Evaluation Expo - the whole week

The Stockholm Evaluation Week draws together representatives from evaluation functions at donor agencies, capacity development implementers, evaluators, and those interested in the follow-up and learning for and from development cooperation in general. The SEW Evaluation Expo is an opportunity for participants during the week to showcase their work and for others to learn from it. Those from the public who want to visit the expo are welcome when the registration is open before each public event for which they have registered.

SEW Opening

Opening of Sthlm Evaluation Week by Sida’s Deputy Director-General Marie Ottosson and EBA’s Chair Helena Lindholm.

Date: Monday, 24 September 2018
Time: 14.30 - 15.00 

SEW 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?

For more information and registration, please use this link

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)

One of the fundamental principles of the follow-up and review processes of Agenda 2030 is that they should be informed by county led evaluations and data, another that they will require enhanced capacity building support for developing countries. So far, more effort seems to have gone into strengthening data and statistics raising a concern within the evaluation community that the “E” in M&E may be left behind. This seminar will explore the emerging landscape of evaluation capacity develop initiative, and current topics that may influence it future shape.

Read more about the seminar here

Please register for the seminar using this link

Evaluation findings: Do Challenge Funds Work? Lessons from a Decade Long Journey

Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Time: 13.30-16.00

When are challenge funds an appropriate mechanism for tackling development challenges and to open up hard-to-reach markets? 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 with the purpose to strengthen knowledge and stimulate further discussions among donors and fund managers.

Read more about the seminar here

Please register for the seminar using this link

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 work to achieve this? The event will present evaluation findings of Sida’s management of programs using the Markets Systems Development (MSD) approach and explores lessons for the approach itself and adaptive management more broadly.

Read more about the seminar here

Please register for the seminar using this link 

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!

For more information and registration, please use this link


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