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Conference ‘Improving the Use of M&E Processes and Findings’

This conference is part of our series of yearly ‘M&E on the cutting edge’ events. The conference will be held on the 20th and 21st of March 2014 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This conference will particularly look at under what conditions the use of M&E processes and findings can be improved.

Organisator Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Datum

do 20 maart 2014 tot vr 21 maart 2014

This conference is part of our series of yearly ‘M&E on the cutting edge’ events. The conference will be held on the 20th and 21st of March 2014 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This conference will particularly look at under what conditions the use of M&E processes and findings can be improved.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • frameworks to understand utilisation of monitoring and evaluation findings and process;
  • different types of utilisation of monitoring and evaluation process and findings, when and for whom these are relevant;
  • conditions that improve utilisation of monitoring and evaluation processes and findings.

Marlène Läubli Loud (DPhil) will provide a keynote on the current state of affairs regarding utilisation of M&E processes and findings. The second speaker, Ismail Akhalwaya, will address in his keynote how the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency of South Africa came into being. During the case study round Mr. Akhalwaya will zoom in on monitoring the quality of management practices, one of the focus areas of the DPME.  In the third keynote CDI will present a framework for the conference so as to better understand utilisation of M&E processes and findings and how this can be enhanced.

Case studies will help participants ground inspiring ideas in imperfect realities. Cases will focus on the following core questions:

  • Prior to implementing monitoring and/or evaluation, what were the intended uses (findings and/or process) and for which intended users?
  • What was the actual use of M&E processes and findings, and by whom?
  • Was there a difference between intended and actual use?
  • If yes, what conditions improved or hindered utilisation and for who?

Confirmed cases include:

  • Dal Brodhead and Ricardo Ramírez (New Economy Development Group): DECI as a case study: Learning our way into utilization focused evaluation.
  • Ismail Akhalwaya (DPME in the Presidency of South Africa): Executive monitoring of the quality of management practices in South Africa – Using a self-assessment methodology to drive improvements in management practices.
  • Alexander Erich (GIZ Evaluation Office): Fostering change in GIZ through evaluation management
  • Sef Slootweg (Advisor at CEFOD): From Desire to The Deed: The world of difference between understanding and implementing result based planning, monitoring and evaluation in a highly qualified capacity building organisation.
  • Annemarieke de Bruin (Stockholm Environment Institute): Embedding monitoring and evaluation in the workflow of staff
  • Wouter Bolding and Yvonne van Es (Oxfam Novib): Providing feedback on monitoring results to stimulate learning.
  • Gabriela Pérez-Yarahuán (Universidad Iberoamericana): Evaluation influence on accountability and government performance. The case of the evaluations of Mexico’s social development programs.
  • Harm Dijkstra (FrieslandCampina) and Marlene Roefs (CDI): M&E in Private Public Partnerships – bridging cultures and practices.

On day 2, utilisation of M&E process and findings will be looked at from different perspectives so as to deepen our understanding about the conditions needed to improve the use of M&E processes and findings. We currently have the following perspectives: readiness and mentoring: two touchstones for capacity development in the evaluation’ (by Dal Brodhead and Ricardo Ramirez) governance of M&E - how do we manage and balance all the demands?'(by Karel Chambille); knowledge and/or behaviour change - what makes an individual change behaviour as a result of monitoring and evaluation processes and findings? (To be confirmed).

This conference is for strategy managers, CSR managers, policy makers, M&E managers, evaluators, M&E commissioners, researchers, those with M&E and/or results based management responsibilities.

On the right-hand side you can find the factsheet of this conference and a link for registration, More information about the conference will be provided at the Conference Group page on this portal, which will present the latest information on the conference. Please create an account and join the group to be able to access information about the keynote speakers, the cases, and an annotated bibliography as soon as these are available. After the conference, keynote speeches, case descriptions, a conference report, videos and photographs will be made available in this group page.

For practical information including logistics please contact: maria.vansoelen@wur.nl
For content related information only, please contact: cecile.kusters@wur.nl

We look forward to welcoming you at our conference in March!

On behalf of the organising committee:

Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen University & Research centre;
Learning by Design; GIZ, Corporate Unit Monitoring and Evaluation; HIVOS.

Location: Hof van Wageningen, Lawickse Allee 7, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Date: 20-21 March 2014