Evaluation Community of India (ECOI) announces the organization of EvalFest 2020 a three-day event that builds on the experience of previous EvalFest and aims to contribute to promoting a culture of evaluation through advocacy, and to capacity building by sharing knowledge about best practices, approaches, evaluation methods and innovations that are relevant in the context of global progress towards realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The event is being organized by ECOI in partnership with organizations like NITI Aayog, Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), Centre for Media Studies (CMS), CARE, OXFAM, 3ie, CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia, UNRC, UN WOMEN, UNFPA & others. ECOI has over 150 members from public and non-government organizations and research and academic institutions within the country, and some overseas members, and is recognized by International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE). It functions as a part of Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), a non-governmental research organization based in New Delhi conducting research for social change with a focus on livelihood, work and wellbeing of vulnerable communities from a gender perspective. ISST was established in 1980.
The theme that underpins EvalFest 2020 and informs all its sub-events is “Evidence Building for Achieving Sustainable Goals – Digital Development and Inclusion”. Ever since the Global Development Agenda 2030 with the 17 SDGs has been adopted, all nations have been engaged in development programs that are directed to achievement of these goals in the time frame set.