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The theme for the 2021 AEW is: Transformational Evaluation: Moving from Uncertainties to Resilience.

Sessions for the 2021 AEW will be organized around the following identified subthemes:
  • role of evaluation in public financial management;
  • The new normal: nexus of evaluation and decision-making and policy coherence ;
  • The new normal: nexus of evaluation and decision-making and policy coherence
  • Evaluation learning: North-South and South-South cooperation
The 2021 AEW will be held virtually from 6–10 September 2021 given the global public health crisis.
 

Background

The Asian Evaluation Week (AEW) is a leading evaluation knowledge sharing platform in the Asia and Pacific region, jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, PRC through the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI) and the Asian Development Bank’s Independent Evaluation Department (IED). 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 sixth year, AEW has established itself as a highly relevant forum for promoting knowledge and partnerships to advance evaluation and development effectiveness at the national, regional, and international levels.

Objectives

  • To provide a platform for countries and development partners to share knowledge on evaluation approaches, practices, lessons and experiences within and between Asia and other regions, such as Africa and Latin America;

  • To facilitate the evaluation and development community to showcase progress in evaluation practice including cutting edge ideas and methodologies on evaluation. 

  • To deepen understanding on the use and role of evaluation in development effectiveness including learning and facilitating an interface between policy makers and evaluators from around the world.

Over the last six years, the AEW has established itself as a highly relevant forum for promoting knowledge and partnerships to advance evaluation and development effectiveness at the national, regional, and international levels. For the first virtual 2020 AEW, 32 sessions with more than 120 speakers, were held and participants representing 113 countries joined the week-long event.

 

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