Making Effective Use of Evaluation in an Increasingly Complex World


Venue:  UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

2015 is the International Year of Evaluation. The European and French Evaluation Societies, OECD, and UNESCO have joined hands in organising an event to discuss the use of evaluation within the context of the current challenges.

The purpose of the event is to bring together decision makers and evaluators, the demand and the supply sides of evaluation, to discuss the use and impact of evaluation itself and how this could be improved.

What is the potential for evaluation as a mechanism for providing a stream of evidence to inform strategic decision-making, for example on major shifts in policy and significant resource reallocations?

What are the building blocks of successful evaluation systems in which evaluative outputs are credible and user-ready so as to effectively inform decision-making and organisational learning, and how can evaluations be better used in this context?

Decision makers and evaluators may have divergent views on these questions, yet they fundamentally share the same mission, to develop and implement better policies and programmes to the benefit of their constituents and target populations.

Registration to the conference is compulsory. To register, free of charge, please go to:

For detailed information on the conference in English and in French, including the programme agenda, please visit:

Practical information on the venue will be announced soon.

Event Details

Lead Organization



  • Conference/ Symposium


  • Europe/CIS / France

Start Date

  • 30 Sep 2015

End Date

  • 30 Sep 2015

All Day Event

  • Yes

Contact Person

  • European Evaluation Secretariat
  • (+420) 261 174 309