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EvalFest 2018: Voice, Visibility and Value

Event Details

Date and time

February 7, 2018 - February 9, 2018


Evaluation Community of India

Event Description

Evaluation Community of India (ECOI) is going to organise a three-day event called EvalFest 2018: Voice, visibility and value. EvalFest 2018 has been conceptualised as a step in the direction to co-produce knowledge and build partnerships with various stakeholders to ensure that evaluation and evidence use are cornerstones in how India works towards achieving SDGs focussing upon engaging stakeholders, inclusiveness and innovation.

EvalFest 2018 will provide space for and encourage less traditional forms of information sharing, such as theatre and storytelling using drawing, photos or oral histories (Visibility for all) to focus on evaluation experiences from non-traditional voices in evaluation conferences (Voice for all). Possible themes will focus on the multiple types of values that evaluation can have and reduce misunderstanding and anxieties that people might have about it. (How to Value evaluations taking out Fear of evaluation)


  • Engaging Community and other stakeholders in Development and Evaluation: Field building, Innovation in process and utility orientation.
  • Inclusion- social, economic, cultural and behavioural
  • Innovations: New knowledge and practice
  • Ethics and evaluations
  • Road to SDGs: prioritization, building evaluation capabilities and evidence use

Main event will take place on 8th and 9th February 2018. The program on 8th February will include inauguration and key note address with open forums for sharing knowledge. On 9th February the outcomes and the takeaways from the event will be part of discussions apart from technical sessions. Programs on the 7th February will be convened by various partner organisations in their respective organisations on various relevant themes.