The Asian Evaluation Week (AEW) is a leading evaluation knowledge sharing event in the Asia and Pacific region, jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, PRC and the Asian Development Bank. Since 2016, Government officials, representatives of international organizations, and evaluation experts have gathered annually at the AEW to exchange knowledge and the latest thinking in evaluation.
Now in its fourth year, AEW has established itself as a highly relevant forum for promoting knowledge and partnerships to advance evaluation and development effectiveness at the country level.
The objectives of the 2019 AEW are as follows:
- To provide a venue for knowledge sharing on 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 gain knowledge on how to strengthen 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.
Each AEW espouses a theme to focus attention on a specific issue related to evaluations at the country level. The theme for the 2019 AEW is “Quality Evaluation for Better Results: Local, National, Regional Perspectives”