Evaluation as Profession

1st Biannual Regional Conference of Evaluators

Formalizing the Profession of Evaluation

The 1st Biannual Regional Conference of Evaluators (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28-29 October 2015) was a great success. The conference was organized jointly by the Evaluation Society in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkan Evaluation Network (WBEN). The theme of the conference was: "Policy impact evaluation in Western Balkan." I presented a paper on the use of stakeholder analysis in the evaluation of development projects. Below is a link to a photo series that documents this conference. 

I bring this up at this point because interesting things are happening on the Balkans when it comes to formalizing the profession of evaluation. For Bulgaria I have taken the initiative to organize a national network of evaluators, the Bulgarian Network on Monitoring and Evaluation (BEN). The founding meeting will take place in June 2016. More information to come.

Lars T Soeftestad

(1) Photos from the conference (copyright Supras Ltd.) available at URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/supras/sets/72157668769280032
(2) Image credit: Western Balkan Evaluation Network (WBEN).
(3) Permalink. URL: https://devblog.no/en/article/evaluation-profession
(4) This article was published 3 June 2016. It was revised 8 September 2018.

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