The 2018 Asian Evaluation Week (AEW), co-sponsored by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Ministry of Finance Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute and ADB's Independent Evaluation Department, will be held from 10 to 14 September 2018 in Chengdu, PRC.
The inaugural AEW was held in Xi’an, PRC in September 2016 and the second, themed “Evaluation for Policymaking,” was held in Hangzhou, PRC in September 2017. During these AEWs, participants confirmed the AEW as a highly relevant forum in promoting partnerships and knowledge sharing and advancing the importance of evaluation for policy making in the region.
The theme of the 2018 AEW is “Making Evaluation Work at the Country Level” which recognizes that evaluation is increasingly regarded by countries as critical for public policy both from accountability and learning perspectives. The AEW will examine various dimensions of how evaluation is used and can be supported at the country level.
The AEW objectives are as follows:
- To provide a venue for knowledge sharing on the latest and cutting edge ideas on evaluation within Asia, and between Asia and other regions, such as Africa and Latin America.
- To enable countries to share experiences on their evaluation approaches and works and gain knowledge on how to manage and use evaluation in their country context.
- To allow experts and development partners to showcase progress in their evaluation works and recent practices on evaluation.
- To increase awareness on the use and role of evaluation in development effectiveness.