13.09.2017 - Panel Discussion “Challenges for Development Cooperation – European Evaluation Perspectives”
We would like to invite you to a panel discussion on European evaluation perspectives on challenges for development cooperation.
When: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 17:00-19:00
Where: Universitätsclub Bonn, Konviktstraße 9, 53113 Bonn, Wolfgang-Paul-Saal
Registration: We kindly ask you to register for this event by 11 September 2017. The online registration form is available here.
Wendy Asbeek Brusse (Director of the Evaluation Department (IOB), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands)
Per Øyvind Bastøe (Evaluation Director, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation NORAD)
Jyrki Pulkkinen (Director of Development Evaluation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland)
Jörg Faust (Director of the German Institute for Development Evaluation DEval)
During the last two decades, the agenda of development cooperation has broadened gradually. While poverty alleviation still remains at the heart of the field, issues related to security, good governance, innovation and climate change have become ever more important. The well-being of individuals and the performance of societal and governmental structures in developing countries are influenced by fragile and conflict-affected contexts, the stagnation or even regression of democracy, and the increasing consequences of climate change. Furthermore, these issues have increasing repercussions on the societies of donor countries. They are highly political, many times beyond the reach of individual nation states, and they often challenge collective wisdom within the field:
What lessons can be drawn from development cooperation interventions in conflict driven countries such as Afghanistan or Syria?
Has the effectiveness of mitigation and adaptation in the area of climate change increased?
How are innovations for poverty alleviation in development cooperation to be assessed?
Finally, what does existing evidence tell us about the role of democracy support in development cooperation?
Against the background of evidence-based analysis, evaluation experts from several European countries will provide their perspectives and assessments on these questions and discuss implications for future directions in the field.