Fourth International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities


The Fourth International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 26 -30 October 2015. This event is organized by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UNDP in partnership with the Royal Thai Government. The conference will be conducted in parallel and jointly organized with the 2015 International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) Global Assembly. 

The theme of the conference this year is Blending Evaluation Principles with Development Practices to Change People’s Lives. The conference will focus on how governments can develop the necessary national evaluation capacities to evaluate sustainable human development. Discussions will deliberate on future priorities for a post-2015 global evaluation agenda to support the implementation of the up-coming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The goal of the NEC Conferences is to support the development of national evaluation capacity, by focusing on supporting the governments with which UNDP works with around the world. In partnership with a host government, NEC Conferences are held by the IEO in a new region every two years. The conferences are also a part of a broader architecture, in which UNEG plays a significant role by bringing together UN agencies and development partners to collaborate with each other and enhance the understanding and appreciation of evaluation as a powerful tool of public accountability and learning.

The dialogue on NEC can be followed on social media with #NECbangkok and the conference will be streamed live from 28-30 October 2015. Visit for more information.

Event Details

Lead Organization



  • Conference/ Symposium


  • Asia / Thailand

Start Date

  • 26 Oct 2015

End Date

  • 30 Oct 2015

All Day Event

  • Yes

Contact Person